Author: Baboi, N.
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MOOB03 Upgrade and Status of Standard Diagnostic-Systems at FLASH and FLASHForward 13
 
  • N. Baboi, H.T. Duhme, O. Hensler, G. Kube, T. Lensch, D. Lipka, B. Lorbeer, Re. Neumann, P.A. Smirnov, T. Wamsat, M. Werner
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
 
  Electron beam diagnostics plays a crucial role in the precise and reliable generation of ultra-short high bril-liance XUV and soft X-ray beams at the Free Electron Laser in Hamburg (FLASH). Most diagnostic systems monitor each of up to typically 600 bunches per beam, with a frequency of up to 1 MHz, a typical charge be-tween 0.1 and 1 nC and an energy of 350 to 1250 MeV. The diagnostic monitors have recently undergone a major upgrade. This process started several years ago with the development of monitors fulfilling the requirements of the European XFEL and of the FLASH2 undulator beamline and it continued with their installation and commissioning. Later they have been further improved and an upgrade was made in the old part of the linac. Also the FLASHForward plasma-wakefield acceleration experiment has been installed in the third beamline. This paper will give an overview of the upgrade of the BPM, Toroid and BLM systems, pointing out to their improved performance. Other systems underwent a partial upgrade, mainly by having their VME-based ADCs replaced with MTCA type. The overall status of the diagnostic will be reviewed.  
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TUPB07 Stability Study of Beam Position Measurement Based on Higher Order Mode Signals at FLASH 273
 
  • J.H. Wei
    USTC/NSRL, Hefei, Anhui, People's Republic of China
  • N. Baboi
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • L. Shi
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
 
  FLASH is a free-electron laser driven by a supercon-ducting linac at DESY in Hamburg. It generates high-brilliance XUV and soft X-ray pulses by SASE (Self Amplified Spontaneous Emission). Many accelerating cavities are equipped with HOMBPMs (Higher Order Mode based Beam Position Monitors) to align the beam and monitor the transverse beam position. However, these lose their position prediction ability over time. In this paper, we applied an efficient measurement and signal analysis with various data process methods including PLS (Partial Least Square) and SVD (Singular Value Decomposition) to determine the transverse beam position. By fitting the HOM signals with a genetic algorithm, we implemented a new HOMBPM calibration procedure and obtained reliable beam prediction positions over a long time. A stable RMS error of about 0.2 mm by using the spectra of signals and 0.15 mm by using the new method over two months has been observed.  
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WEPA09 Long Term Beam Phase Monitoring Based on HOM Signals in SC Cavities at FLASH 388
 
  • J.H. Wei
    USTC/NSRL, Hefei, Anhui, People's Republic of China
  • N. Baboi
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • L. Shi
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
 
  The accelerating RF fields in superconducting cavities must be controlled precisely in FEL (Free Electron Laser) facilities to avoid beam energy spread and arrival time jitter. Otherwise the beam quality is degraded. The LLRF (Low Level Radio Frequency) system controls the RF field and provides a highly stable RF reference. A new type of beam phase determination technique based on beam-excited HOMs (Higher Order Modes) in cavities has been implemented. The two special couplers installed at both ends of each cavity, pick up the signals containing both the leakage of the accelerating field and the HOM signals. Therefore the signals can be used to calculate the beam phase directly with respect to the RF phase. We analysed the factors which may affect the result of the beam phase on a long-term based on an experimental platform at FLASH. Some phase drifts between the HOM-BPhM (Beam Phase Monitor) and the LLRF system phase measurement were observed and the reason will be further studied.  
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