WP5 - Laser-wire

Lead Research Organisation: Royal Holloway, University of London
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

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Publications

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Aryshev A (2010) Micron size laser-wire system at the ATF extraction line, recent results and ATF-II upgrade in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Boogert S (2010) Micron-scale laser-wire scanner for the KEK Accelerator Test Facility extraction line in Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams

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Bosco A (2009) A large aperture electro-optic deflector in Applied Physics Letters

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Delerue Nicolas (2007) A laser-wire system for the International Linear Collider in PRAMANA-JOURNAL OF PHYSICS

 
Description CLIC-UK scheme
Amount £642,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Switzerland
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2014
 
Description EuCARD
Amount £340,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 227579 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2009 
End 12/2013
 
Description ditanet
Amount £560,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 215080 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2008 
End 06/2012
 
Description Collaboration with CERN 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department Accelerator Division
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution RA effort, PhD students. Simulation and design effort.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in the design of laser-wire systems for CLIC. Collaboration in the wider field of beam instrumentation.
Impact Several publications. Follow-on funding from the CLIC-UK scheme.
 
Description Collaboration with DESY 
Organisation Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Department Positron-Electron Tandem Ring Accelerator (PETRA) III
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PhD students, hardware, technical support.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of beam time on PETRAIII and collaboration on the laser-wire programme.
Impact Several publications. Successful additional funding from the EU. Follow-on funding from CLIC-UK scheme.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Collaboration with KEK 
Organisation High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
Department ATF2
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hardware contributions for electronics and laser optics. Scanning systems. Vacuum vessel. Running and tuning of the ATF2 beamline.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on the set up and running of the ATF2 beam line. They provided the high power laser needed, and we set up the rest of the hardware.
Impact Several publications. New collaborations, including follow on funding from CERN and EuCARD.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Ditanet 
Organisation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
Department Initial Training Networks (ITN)
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Hardware programmes at CERN, DESY and KEK. R&D in advanced beam instrumentation.
Collaborator Contribution Training of PhD students. Wider collaboration in the area of beam instrumentation.
Impact PhD theses, several publications. R&D in the area of beam instrumentation.
Start Year 2008
 
Description EUROTeV 
Organisation Sixth Framework Programme (FP6)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Staff effort, PhD students, hardware contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Workshop organisation, wider collaboration in beam instrumentation.
Impact Follow-on funding in EuCARD and the CLIC-UK scheme. Several publications.
 
Description EuCARD 
Organisation European Commission
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution R&D in laser-wires. Leadership of work packages.
Collaborator Contribution Organisation of workshops and wider collaboration in the area of beam instrumentation
Impact Several publications. Follow-on funding via CLIC-UK scheme.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Royal Society joint programme with Japan 
Organisation The Royal Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution design effort
Collaborator Contribution Enabled initial discussions that led to the set up of laser-wire system at KEK.
Impact Several publications. Full laser-wire proposal with subsequent successful implementation.
 
Title fast electro optic scanner 
Description The use of electro optic crystals for fast scanning of large aperture, high power laser beams was demonstrated. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection Not Required
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Application of the system at PETRAIII is currently being planned.
 
Description Royal Society Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Many members of the public came to ask about accelerators and beam diagnostics.

Concrete discussions about applying to CERN or for physics at university.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description masterclass 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact about 140 students attended the masterclass each year.

Increased applications to study physics at university that could be traced directly to the masterclass programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010