Jun 13 – 14, 2016
Fermilab, Wilson Hall
US/Central timezone

An OSC Experiment in IOTA at Fermilab

Jun 13, 2016, 12:30 PM
One West (Fermilab, Wilson Hall)

One West

Fermilab, Wilson Hall


Mr Matthew Andorf (Northern Illinois University)


A proof-of-principal optical stochastic cooling (OSC) experiment will take place in the Integrable Optics Test Accelerator (IOTA) at Fermilab. OSC is a technique that may yield cooling rates orders of magnitude faster than what is achievable with presently used microwave-based stochastic cooling systems, and can thus play an important role in future high luminosity machines. In OSC light from an undulator (the pick-up) is superimposed in an identical downstream undulator (the kicker). Cooling is achieved by controlling the phase between the radiation fields from the pick-up and kicker undulators and special arrangements in the beam optics. We present here the latest developments in the light optics design and discuss major principles of OSC operation.

Primary author

Mr Matthew Andorf (Northern Illinois University)


Jinhao Ruan (Fermilab) Prof. Philippe Piot (Northern Illinois University & Fermilab) Dr Valeri Lebedev (Fermilab)

Presentation materials