Resonant diffraction radiation from inclined gratings and bunch length measurements

A. P. Potylitsyn, D. V. Karlovets, G. Kube

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A simple scheme for the measurement of sub-mm bunch lengths using coherent resonant diffraction radiation (CRDR) from a tilted grating is proposed. The CRDR spectral-angular characteristics have been calculated using an adapted Kirchhoff model, taking into account the pre-wave zone effect. It is shown that the latter leads to a distortion of the CRDR monochromaticity. Choosing the appropriate distance between grating and detector such that the pre-wave zone effect becomes negligible, it is possible to measure the CRDR yield in the sub-THz range by a broadband detector. While changing the grating inclination angle with respect to the beam axis, the CRDR line is shifted and it is possible to obtain information about the bunch length, measuring the signal ratio from two detectors located at fixed observation angles instead of complicated spectral measurements which rely on absolute values of the intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3781-3788
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008


  • Diagnostics
  • Diffraction radiation
  • Pre-wave zone effect
  • Smith-Purcell radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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