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Multi-Stage Bunch Compressors for the International Linear Collider

  • Author(s): Tenenbaum, Peter G.
  • Raubenheimer, Tor O.
  • Wolski, Andrzej
  • et al.

We present bunch compressor designs for the International Linear Collider (ILC) which achieve a reduction in RMS bunch length from 6 mm to 0.3 mm via multiple stages of compression, with stages of acceleration inserted between the stages of compression. The key advantage of multi-stage compression is that the maximum RMS energy spread is reduced to approximately 1 percent, compared to over 3 percent for a single-stage design. Analytic and simulation studies of the multi-stage bunch compressors are presented, along with performance comparisons to a single-stage system. Parameters for extending the systems to a larger total compression factor are discussed.

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