WP6 - Longitudinal Profile

Lead Research Organisation: University of Dundee
Department Name: Electronic Engineering and Physics


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Description We have developed laser systems that allow the measurement of ultrashort electron bunches in particle accelerators.
Exploitation Route Our findings may be taken forward by photonics and laser manufacturers, and by laboratories interested in the applications of accelerators for medical and biomedical activities.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Security and Diplomacy

Description Our findings have been used to further develop methods of characterising ultrashort (femtosecond) electron bunches in high-energy particle accelerators.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Other
Impact Types Economic

Description CERN Conceptual and Technical Design Report funding
Amount £449,000 (GBP)
Funding ID KE1865/DG/CLIC 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Switzerland
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2014
Description Proof of Concept
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 07/2015
Description SCAPA Laser Plasma Acceleration project at Strathclyde University 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to electro-optic detection and electron spectrum measurement on the Alpha-X LPWA experiment
Collaborator Contribution development of Alpha-X laser plasma wakefield accelerator (LPWA)
Impact publications
Start Year 2010
Description STFC CERN CLIC collaboration 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department Beam Instrumentation Group
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contribution of expertise in electro-optic measurements of longitudinal electron bunch profiles for the proposed CLIC Main Beam facility
Collaborator Contribution Support for esrly stage researcher at CERN CLIC facility
Impact Collaboration has only just started, but outcome so far has been three reserach meetings at CERN, with presentations by W A Gillespie, and two workshops at Daresbury Laboratory and University of Stockholm
Start Year 2010