Accelerator physics of the Stanford Linear Collider and SLC accelerator experiments towards the Next Linear Collider [report]

J.T. Seeman
1992 unpublished
The Stanford Linear Collider (SLC) was built to collide single bunches of electrons and positrons head-on at a single interaction point with single beam energies up to 55 GeV. The small beam sixes and high currents required for high luminosity operation -have significantly pushed traditional beam quality limits. The Polarized Electron Source produces about 8 x lOlo electrons in each of two bunches with up to 28% polarization. The Damping Rings provide coupled invariant emittances of 1.8 x IO-5
more » ... -m with 4.5 x lOlo particles per bunch. The 57 GeV Linac has successfully accelerated over 3 x lOlo particles with design invariant emittances of 3 x 10e5 r-m. Both longitudinal and transverse wakefields affect strongly the trajectory and emittance corrections used for operations. The Arc systems routinely transport decoupled and betatron matched beams. In the Final Focus, the beams are chromatically corrected and demagnified producing spot sizes of 2 to 3 pm at the focal point. Spot sizes below 2 km have been made during special tests. Instrumentation and feedback systems are well advanced, providing continuous beam monitoring and pulse-by-pulse control. A luminosity of 1.6 x 1O2g cm-2sec-1 has been produced. Several experimental tests for a Next Linear Collider (NLC) are being planned or constructed using the SLC accelerator as a test facility. The Final Focus Test Beam will demagnify a flat 50 GeV electron beam to dimensions near 60 nm vertically and 900 nm horizontally. A potential Emittance Dynamics Test Area has the capability to test the acceleration and transport of very low emit&rice beams, the compression of bunch lengths to 50 l.t.m, the acceleration and control of multiple bunches, and the properties of wakefields in the very short bunch length regime. Finally, a test area for measuring the long range transverse and longitudinal wakefields in damped NLC RF structures is to be located near the linac entrance downstream of the damping rings. -i--ii-*
doi:10.2172/10160827 fatcat:l7l3kc2x45bttodryeua6sr3iq