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Need help? / Re: Strange vertical 50Hz nois...
Last post by Laura - May 04, 2022, 09:04:04 AM
Hello Ji-Gwang,
Indeed we also suspect some cooling system but we have not been able to identify it. We put some accelerometers in the tunnel on the block and on the girder and in both case we see this strange frequency but we could not identify the source, moreover the frequency is there either we observe or we do not observe vibrations in the BPM data. As you suggest we can try to do some tests with accelerometers during shutdown switching off each of the element to see if the movement measured with acceleromters stop in some case.
Announcements / Open for doctoral student posi...
Last post by Ji-Gwang Hwang - May 03, 2022, 02:38:30 PM
We have recently opened a doctoral student position to work on beam diagnostics/dynamics:


Feel free to ask any questions.

Ji-Gwang Hwang
Need help? / Re: Strange vertical 50Hz nois...
Last post by Ji-Gwang Hwang - May 03, 2022, 02:33:16 PM
 Dear Laura

It is a bit different issue but I have observed the 50 Hz ground motion in our optical table with a vibration sensor. We found that the source was small chillers installed onto a vibration damped carriage. The 50 Hz noise disappeared (please see the attached figure) when the chillers are off for the summer shutdown.
It may possible to check the motion with a vibration sensor. Then, it would be clear that the motion is real or artefact.

Best regards

Ji-Gwang Hwang
General Discussion / Re: SINGLE ELECTRON MEASUREMEN...
Last post by Ji-Gwang Hwang - May 03, 2022, 01:42:04 PM
Similar work has been done in Metrology Light Source for a primary radiation source standard but with a different approach (scraping from high-current to a single electron and cooled photodiode).

See Figure 12 c of Publication in PRST-AB:

It looks like the previous measurement from MLS has a better signal-to-noise ratio.
What would be the advantage to use the high-efficiency PMT?
Announcements / Open post doctoral positions a...
Last post by nicolas.hubert - April 19, 2022, 05:21:24 PM
We have recently opened at SOLEIL 2 postdoctoral positions to work on the design of some SOLEIL-Upgrade diagnostics:

•   Photon BPM:

•   Optical diagnostics for the new booster:

Don't hesitate to apply!

Nicolas HUBERT
Head of Diagnostics and Timing Group
Synchrotron SOLEIL – Accelerators & Engineering Division
L'Orme des Merisiers BP 48
91192 Saint AUBIN - FRANCE

Last post by Elena Buratin - March 31, 2022, 09:52:18 AM

At ESRF we have been exploring the possibility to do single-electron control and measurement with the use of 4 screens in TL2 and a simple and low-cost Photon Multiplier Tube (PMT) installed in the visible-light laboratory (ID04). We could inject 1-2-3-4-5 electrons the EBS ring. The first direct application was the measure of the beam purity during MDTs. We are going to install a Pico-Harp and a Time-Correlated-Photon-Counter (TCPC), for a bunch-purity measurement that may allow to cover up to 10e-11 dynamic range during User-mode operation (USM).
Find attached the first measurements.
If you have any question or suggestion, please comment.

General Discussion / Re: ICT vs Turbo-ICT
Last post by cozkan - December 13, 2021, 02:51:12 PM
Hi Fred,

I have experience with both. Feel free to email me.

Need help? / Re: Strange vertical 50Hz nois...
Last post by Benoît Roche - November 24, 2021, 01:47:49 PM
It is indeed quite puzzling. Also it seems that it is not a pure 50 Hz sine wave perturbation, but rather a square signal with varying duty cycle. This suggests that it is not just a coupling with mains power supply.

Can you try to capture the signal seen by each channels (Va, Vb, Vc, Vd) to see if it is present on all of them, or just two? Does the sum signal also have this behavior?
Need help? / Re: Strange vertical 50Hz nois...
Last post by Laura - November 24, 2021, 01:24:31 PM
The second graph is what we see when both BPM and corrector were out of the FOFB loop: we could still see the noise and, since they were not in the loop, the jumps were not corrected (i guess). If you zoom at the jump you would see the same 50 Hz pattern (as in the third plot, unfortunately I don't have a zoom of this specific graph).
The first plot is how the noise appear usually when the BPM and the corrector are in the loop.
I think this is a noise that somehow enter in the BPM and then the FOFB try to correct and propagate it through the sector.
The last plot is an FFT of the noise. The 50Hz line appears broader.
What I don't understand is that it appears only in vertical... If it was some random noise leaking in the buttons/cables it would be in both planes.
I am quite lost  :-\
Need help? / Re: Strange vertical 50Hz nois...
Last post by Benoît Roche - November 24, 2021, 12:17:09 PM
Hello Laura, I hope you are doing well.

I don't remember having a 50 Hz noise perturbation that was not a real perturbation on the beam, here.

Nevertheless, can you describe a little more your graphs? In particular we can see jumps on the second graph, it is not clear to me if those are related to the noise you have.