10.1 ALPH—An alpha magnet implemented as a matrix, up to 3rd order.

An alpha magnet implemented as a matrix, up to 3rd order.
Parallel capable? : yes
GPU capable? : yes
Back-tracking capable? : no






Parameter NameUnitsType Default

Description






XMAX M double0.0

size of alpha






XS1 M double0.0

inner scraper position relative to XMAX






XS2 M double0.0

outer scraper position relative to XMAX






DP1 double-1

inner scraper fractional momentum deviation






DP2 double1

outer scraper fractional momentum deviation






XPUCK M double-1

position of scraper puck






WIDTHPUCK M double0.0

size of scraper puck






DX M double0.0

misalignment






DY M double0.0

misalignment






DZ M double0.0

misalignment






TILT double0.0

rotation about incoming longitudinal axis






PART short 0

0=full, 1=first half, 2=second half






ORDER short 0

matrix order [1,3]






GROUP string NULL

Optionally used to assign an element to a group, with a user-defined name. Group names will appear in the parameter output file in the column ElementGroup






This element provides a matrix-based implementation of an alpha magnet [5]. Matrices up to third order are available [4].

The parameter XMAX determines the size of the alpha, which is related to the gradient g in the magnet and the central momentum βγ by

                    ∘ --------
x   [m ] = 0.07504986 --βγ---.
 max                  g[T∕m ]
(26)

The path length of the central particle is 2.554xmax.

Because an alpha magnet has large dispersion at the midplane, it is often used for momentum filtration in addition to bunch compression. The dispersion at the center is given by the simple relation

        1
R16 =  ---xmax.
        2
(27)

To use an alpha magnet for momentum filtration in elegant, one must split the alpha magnet into two pieces. One may then either use the scraper features of the ALPH element or other elements such as SCRAPER or RCOL.

To split an alpha magnet, one uses the PART parameter. E.g.,

! First half, with momentum filter between -5% and +2.5%  
AL1: ALPH,XMAX=0.11,PART=1,DP1=-0.05,DP2=0.025  
! Second half  
AL2: ALPH,XMAX=0.11,PART=2  
AL:  LINE=(AL1,AL2)

As just illustrated, the parameters DP1 and DP2 may be used to filter the momentum by providing fractional momentum deviation limits. These are implemented in a physical fashion by computing the corresopnding horizontal position deviations and imposing these as limits on the particle coordinates. One may also do this directly using the XS1 and XS2 parameters, which specify maximum acceptable deviations from the nominal horizontal position. XS1 is the allowed deviation on the low-energy side while XS2 is the allowed deviation on the high-energy side.

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