Tevatron optics measurements using an ac dipole

R. Miyamoto, S. E. Kopp, A. Jannson, M. J. Syphers
2007 2007 IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC)  
The AC dipole is a device to study beam optics of hadron synchrotrons. It can produce sustained large amplitude oscillations with virtually no emittance growth. A vertical AC dipole for the Tevatron is recently implemented and a maximum oscillation amplitude of 2σ (4σ) at 980 GeV (150 GeV) is achieved [1] . When such large oscillations are measured with the BPM system of the Tevatron (20 µm resolution), not only linear but even nonlinear optics can be directly measured. This paper shows how to
more » ... easure β function using an AC dipole and the result is compared to the other measurement. The paper also shows a test to detect optics changes when small changes are made in the Tevatron. Since an AC dipole is nondestructive, it allows frequent measurements of the optics which is necessary for such an test.
doi:10.1109/pac.2007.4440460 fatcat:qqdigzhsd5dgtg267lljfi4lhi