Zemax simulations of diffraction and transition radiation

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

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Diffraction Radiation (DR) and Transition Radiation (TR) are produced when a relativistic charged particle moves in the vicinity of a medium or through 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 DR/TR are sensitive to various electron beam parameters. Several projects aim to measure the transverse (vertical) beam size using DR or TR. This paper reports on how numerical simulations using Zemax can be used to study such a system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIBIC 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Beam Instrumentation Conference
PublisherJoint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501274
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Beam Instrumentation Conference, IBIC 2013 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Sep 201319 Sep 2013


Conference2nd International Beam Instrumentation Conference, IBIC 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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