Charged Particle Transport, Gaussian Optics, Error Propagation: It's all the Same

Volker Ziemann, Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.), Ko, In Soo (Ed.), Kim, Kyung Sook (Ed.), Kim, Dong Eon (Ed.), Petit-Jean-Genaz, Christine (Ed.)
We derive a correspondence between the parameters used in Gaussian light beam propagation with wavelength, beam size, and wave front curvature to the description in terms of emittance and Twiss parameters commonly used in charged particle optics. Furthermore, we discuss the analogy of transporting beams to the propagation of measurement uncertainties.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2016-thpmb040 fatcat:h7xs2hzzmnfb7og7porpqn5gfm