Spatial coherence effects in the transition radiation spectrum for relativistic charged beams: Theoretical results and beam diagnostics implications

G.L. Orlandi

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Abstract

In the electromagnetic radiative phenomena originated by relativistic charged beams, angular distortions as well as variations of the photon flux are commonly observed as a function of the ratio between the beam transverse size and the observed wavelength, even at a wavelength shorter than the longitudinal bunch length. In the framework of a single particle theory of the transition radiation, diffractive alterations of the spectrum due, for instance, to the finite size of the radiator screen are already known. For relativistic three-dimensional charged beams, it could be interesting to check if the transition radiation emission undergoes modifications depending on the finite value of the beam transverse size with respect to the observed wavelength. Taking into account the beam diagnostics applications of the transition radiation in a linear accelerator, such an experimental check can offer promising perspectives. The theoretical background and physical basis of the spatial coherence effects affecting the spectral distribution of the transition radiation intensity in conditions of temporal incoherence will be presented. The main beam diagnostics applications will be also contoured.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event27th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2005 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

Conference

Conference27th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2005
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/05 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Orlandi, G. L. (2005). Spatial coherence effects in the transition radiation spectrum for relativistic charged beams: Theoretical results and beam diagnostics implications. Paper presented at 27th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2005, United States.