HRRL 03-14-2011

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Beam alignment

The goal will be to determine the HRRL steerer and solenoid settings to transport 10 MeV electrons down the zero-line. The desired current is 80 mA peak and 50 nsec wide pulses, ~ 10 Hz repetition rate (or a rate to see OTR images).

Find Best Steering Set

1) The most upstream solenoid is used to adjust the gun emmittance and the downstream solenoid will adjust the beam size. Turn off both solenoids

2) Turn off all the quads.

3) Maximize the transmission along the zero beam line using the front and rear steering coils

4) Turn on the beam downstream solenoid and to adjust the beam spot size. If the beam spot moves on the OTR target, then the beam is not coming out of the HRRL.beam center moves on the screen?

5) Adjust the HRRL steering coils until the beam spot does not move when the downstream solenoid current changes.

6) Repeat step 3 and 4, until beam center does not change by change solenoid strength.

This is the best steering set. Record corresponding current settings.

Quad centering

1) Turn on just one quad at a time. Change quad strength, see if there is steering by the quad.

2) If there is steering by the quad, move the quad. If the steering is vertical (horizontally) move the quad vertically (horizontally). Do it Until beam can not be steered by the quad.

3) Repeat 2 for all the quads.

Beam Line Alignment

1) We moved first dipole to the beam right. Front of moved 6 mm, back moved 12mm.

Out put vertical steering at 0 Amp, beam went of the screen. When current was increased beam spot goes down to the viewer (OTR).

2) We moved a lot back and forth since step 1), we lost track.

Camera Orientation.

HRRL Test Mar 13 2011 Beam Orientation.png

Moving OTR target & FC for Max trans

We turn off the solenoids.

We use the steerers that are closest to the Gun (Input Horizontal/Vertical)

FC Current H1 (Input Horizontal) V1 (Input Vertical) FC + OTR move
mA A A
35 + 0.0 +0.3 5 mm beam right
60 +0.2 -0.1 4 mm beam right
7 +0.3 -0 8 mm beam right
34 +0.3 -0 4 mm beam left
65 +.3 0 Moved From OTR beam right 2 mm and rear FC beam left 6 mm (rotation)
66.5 .2 0 Chad optimized H1 and H2 for maximum current
48 .2 0 rotated OTR some more, 4 mm , FC was 8 mm beam left of spot it is now 5 mm from spot, should move FC beam left 3 mm, OTR target looks centered now.
51.6 .2 .2 Chad optimized H1 and H2 for maximum current
52 .2 .2 FC was 5mm from the spot now it is 9 mm from the spot. I wonder if there is some relaxation
53 .3 .2 Chad optimized H1 and H2 for maximum current

Turn on solenoids in series

136 [math]\mu A[/math] when the solenoids are at 16.2 A.

Now change horizontal and vertical

H1 = -0.5A

V1= +0.4 A

I =165 [math]\mu[/math] A

changed from 0[math]\rightarrow[/math] -2 A Output Horizonal moves Beam left and a little up, max trans at zero

changed 0[math]\rightarrow[/math] -0.1 A Down and Left on Output Vertical

changed 0[math]\rightarrow[/math] +0.1 A UP and Right on Output Vertical , current increases slightly

Max transmission when Output is 0 at Horizontal and +0.1 on Vertical .

Take OTR picture zero point is now.

Changing solenoids independently drops transmission. Both solenoids are at Max current 16.2A nearest gun, 15.8 Amp on the output Solenoid.

Quad centering

Q1 current -i increases, beam focuses vertically defocus horizontally, increase the negative output horizontal steerer moves beam left and down back to the beam center.

Q4 increase -i beam horizontal focus vertical defocus moves beam left, adjust output horizontal 1.7 A corrector and 1.8 Vertical in positive direction moves it back.

Toggle switch up = positive current.

Moved Q4, Q5, and Q6 to be centered on the beam line.

Re-wire Quads 2,4,5, and 6. so a positive current focuses the beam in the horizontal direction.

FC is placed 1 cm beam left of the spot marked with tape on the floor and a plumb bob hung from the rear of the FC. The FC has a pencil mark which lines up with the laser cross hairs. Peak is 165 mA , 200 ns.