Beamline design for plasma-wakefield acceleration experiments at MAX IV

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The MAX IV Laboratory is a synchrotron radiation user facility located just outside the city of Lund, Sweden. The facility is made up of two storage rings, at 3 GeV and 1.5 GeV, respectively, and a linear accelerator, serving as a full-energy injector for the rings as well as a driver for the Short-Pulse Facility (SPF) located downstream of the extraction point to the 3 GeV ring. Recently, as part of the Soft X-ray Laser (SXL) project, a design study towards using the linac as a soft X-ray free-electron laser (FEL) driver was started. Part of the study is the design and commissioning of a diagnostics beamline based on a Transverse Deflecting Structure (TDS). Moreover, the PlasMAX collaboration is working towards using the MAX IV linac also for beam-driven plasma-wakefield (PWFA) experiments. Therefore, the design of the diagnostics beamline is being done to also accommodate an interaction chamber and final focusing, located upstream of the TDS. This proceeding details the current status of the beamline design and shows some preliminary single- A nd double-bunch current measurements.


External organisations
  • CERN
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


  • diagnostics, double-achromat, double-bunch, linear current ramp, MAX IV, Plasma-wakefield acceleration, PWFA
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, ACC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538677216
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 7
Publication categoryResearch
Event18th IEEE Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, ACC 2018 - Breckenridge, United States
Duration: 2018 Aug 122018 Aug 17


Conference18th IEEE Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, ACC 2018
CountryUnited States