Terahertz coherent synchrotron radiation in the MIT-Bates south hall ring

F. Wang, D. Cheever, W. Franklin, W. Graves, M. Farkhondeh, E. Ihloff, J. Van Der Laan, C. Tschalar, D. Wang, D. F. Wang, T. Zwart, L. Carr, B. Podobedov, F. Sannibale

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We investigate the terahertz coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) potential of the South Hall Ring (SHR) at MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator Center. The SHR is equipped with a unique single cavity, 2.856 GHz RF system. The high RF frequency is advantageous for producing short bunch length and for having higher bunch current threshold to generate stable CSR. Combining with other techniques such as external pulse stacking cavity, femtosecond laser slicing, the potential for generating ultra-stable, high power, broadband terahertz CSR is very attractive. Beam dynamics issues related to short bunch length operation, such as multi-bunch instability (perhaps associated with the high frequency RF system), are considered. The SHR is ideal for experimental exploration of such issues, which could affect bunch length, bunch intensity and beam stability. Results of initial tests of low momentum compaction lattices and bunch length measurements are presented and compared to expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: May 16 2005May 20 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference


OtherParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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