Longitudinal Phase Space Manipulation

  • Michiko G. Minty
  • Frank Zimmermann
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Part of the Particle Acceleration and Detection book series (PARTICLE)


In this chapter we describe various techniques used to control the longitudinal properties of particle beams We concentrate on the manipulation of the second moments of the longitudinal distribution; that is, on the bunch length and energy spread. As will be shown, the bunch length can be varied using accelerating cavities to compress, coalesce, split, and lengthen stored bunches. The energy spread of the beam can also be adjusted (usually to be a minimum) by proper phasing of the rf, by invoking cancellations between the applied and beam-induced rf, and by more sophisticated techniques for the case of long bunch trains. A practical application of the use of rf systems to affect the beam’s transverse emittance is presented lastly.


Energy Spread Bunch Length Beam Loading Accelerate Structure Advance Light Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michiko G. Minty
    • 1
  • Frank Zimmermann
    • 2
  1. 1.DESY - MDEHamburgGermany
  2. 2.AB Division, ABP GroupCERNGeneva 23Switzerland

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