Longitudinal Bunch Size Measurements with an RF Deflector at J-PARC LINAC

M. Otani, K. Futatsukawa, Y. Liu, K. Hirano, A. Miura, T. Maruta
2018 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
We have measured the longitudinal bunch size of beams from the radio-frequency quadrupole linac (RFQ) at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC). The radio-frequency deflector (RFD) is installed in the medium-energy beam transport section (MEBT1) between the RFQ and the drift-tube linac (DTL). The RFD, which is usually used to produce a macro pulse configuration for the 3-GeV rapid-cycling synchrotron, is utilized to produce a different deflecting angle depending on the bunch
more » ... ng on the bunch arrival phase. Transverse beam profiles were measured after the RFD with and without deflection to extract the longitudinal bunch size. The Courant-Snyder parameters in the longitudinal direction were estimated by measurements for different strength of the upstream buncher. These measurements are one of the important steps to understand the longitudinal beam properties at a high beam current.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1067/5/052008 fatcat:lvqphm37trgypke2mtelb56nja