Bending Magnet Synchrotron Radiation Imaging with Large Orbital Collection Angles

M. Labat, O. Chubar, J. Breunlin, N. Hubert, Andersson

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Synchrotron radiation (SR) from bending magnets, wigglers, and undulators is now extensively produced for users at storage ring based light sources, with unique properties in terms of average brightness and stability. We present a profound study of bending magnet SR intensity distribution in the image plane of a focusing optical system. Measurements of this intensity distribution at the MAX-IV low emittance storage ring are compared to theoretical predictions, and found to be in excellent agreement. This work shows upon the possibility of performing high resolution emittance diagnostics with visible or near-visible SR on upcoming low-emittance storage ring based light sources. As a byproduct of our study, we derive a closed analytical expression for the intensity distribution from a zero-emittance beam, in the limiting case of wide orbital collection angles. This expression finally allows us to demonstrate the meeting between classical electrodynamics applied to SR emission and focusing, and the Landau and Lifshitz prediction of radiation intensity distribution nearby a caustic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number185001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


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