Simulation studies of Diffraction Radiation

T. Aumeyr, R. Ainsworth, P. Karataev, L. M. Bobb, B. Bolzon, T. Lefevre, S. Mazzoni, M. G. Billing

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Transition Radiation (TR) and Diffraction Radiation (DR) are produced when a relativistic charged particle moves through a medium or in the vicinity of a medium respectively. The target atoms are polarised by the electric field of the charged particle, which then oscillate thus emitting radiation with a very broad spectrum. The spatial-spectral properties of TR/DR are sensitive to various electron beam parameters. Several projects aim to measure the transverse (vertical) beam size using TR or DR. This paper reports on recent studies using Zemax, presenting studies on finite beam sizes and the orientation of the beam ellipse.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherJoint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501328
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2014 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 15 Jun 201420 Jun 2014


Conference5th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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