Development of a Longitudinal Laserwire for the Front End Test Stand

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


Gibson will supervise a new PhD student, focusing on the development of the longitudinal laserwire and simulations of laser controlled particle beams. In the first year, the student will extend existing simulations of the laserwire interaction region and assist in the commissioning and subsequent data analysis of the transverse laserwire installed at FETS. The simulation results and initial laserwire data will be applied to optimise the configuration for the longitudinal laserwire, to be implemented in the second year. The student will be trained in optics and use of the fast pulsed laser at RHUL by Bosco, and will take an active role developing in the experimental setup and measurements at RAL. In the final year, the student will develop simulations of particle tracking and laser beam extraction, drawing on the expertise of the RHUL JAI, under the guidance of Gibson. The student will benefit from training provided by the wider JAI community and the support of experts at STFC RAL, Imperial and CERN BI group.


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ST/P003028/1 01/01/2018 31/12/2021
2107406 Studentship ST/P003028/1 24/09/2018 30/09/2021 Siobhan Alden