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TUPB07 Stability Study of Beam Position Measurement Based on Higher Order Mode Signals at FLASH HOM, cavity, dipole, electron 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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