Author: Hama, H.
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WEP027 Numerical Study of Cherenkov Radiation From Thin Silica Aerogel 479
  • H. Hama, K. Nanbu, H. Saito, Y. Saito
    Tohoku University, Research Center for Electron Photon Science, Sendai, Japan
  Funding: This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers JP15K13394 and JP17H01070.
Cherenkov radiation (CR) emitted from low-refractive index material such as silica-aerogel is a useful tool for electron beam diagnostics because the opening angle (Cherenkov angle) is small and the CR can be transported onto a detector located far from the radiator. We have prepared a thin (1-mm thick) hydrophobic silica-aerogel with a refractive index of 1.05 that has been developed at Chiba University.* Since the intensity of CR is much stronger than that of optical transition radiation, the CR is a better light source for low-intensity beam diagnostics. In order to apply the CR to measurements of a bunch length of electron beams, we have investigated sources of finite time resolution by a numerical simulation study using the Liénard-Wiechert potentials. We will report results of simulations such as pulse duration of CR and discuss what deteriorates the time resolution.
* M. Tabata et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 668 (2012) 64.
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