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SLAC-PUB-7844
Measurement and Correction of Accelerator Optics

Abstract

This report reviews procedures and techniques for measuring, correcting and controlling various optics parameters of an accelerator, including the betatron tune, beta function, betatron coupling, dispersion, chromaticity, momentum compaction factor, and beam orbit. The techniques described are not only indispensable for the basic set-up of an accelerator, but in addition the same methods can be used to study more esoteric questions as, for instance, dynamic aperture limitations or wake field effects. The different procedures are illustrated by examples from several accelerators, storage rings as well as linacs and transport lines.

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