Stripline kicker for integrable optics test accelerator

Research paper by Sergey A. Antipov, Alexander Didenko, Valeri Lebedev, Alexander Valishev

Indexed on: 30 Jun '16Published on: 30 Jun '16Published in: Physics - Accelerator Physics


We present a design of a stripline kicker for Integrable Optics Test Accelerator (IOTA). For its experimental program IOTA needs two full-aperture kickers, capable to create an arbitrary controllable kick in 2D. For that reason their strengths are variable in a wide range of amplitudes up to 16 mrad, and the pulse length 100 ns is less than a revolution period for electrons. In addition, the kicker should have a physical aperture of 40 mm for a proposed operation with proton beam, and an outer size of 70 mm to fit inside existing quadrupole magnets to save space in the ring. Computer simulations using CST Microwave Studio show high field uniformity and wave impedance close to 50 {\Omega}.