Linear optics measurements in the fermilab booster and the CERN PS booster

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2014-12

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The future experimental programs both at FNAL and at CERN will have a strong focus on the search for new physics at the intensity frontier. In order to provide beams of unprecedented intensities to the various experiments at these labs, the booster accelerators in which the beams originate must perform far beyond their original design specifications. The optical properties of the booster accelerator lattices will need to be carefully controlled in order to deliver these high-intensity proton beams. This thesis presents the results of linear optics measurements made with unprecedented precision in the FNAL Booster and the CERN PS Booster using LOCO and K-modulation techniques. In the FNAL Booster, corrections to the observed optics distortions were also successfully implemented. The implications of these results for future high-intensity operations are discussed.

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