A new method for measuring the magnetic field in a microwiggler based on magnetic tape recording

Y. Neuman, H. Kleinman, Avraham Gover

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The new generation of FELs should be more compact than present designs. One important way to achieve this size reduction is to use microwigglers. Measurements and mapping of the magnetic field inside electromagnetic microwigglers is at present a difficult task because of the small dimensions of the microwiggler, the requirement for high spatial resolution in the measurement of the magnetic field, and the need to obtain a fast response since the field-producing pulse may be of short duration. We present a new method for quick measurement and mapping of the microwiggler field. Like the pulsed wire method [1,2], it gives in one measurement the magnetic field variation along the entire length of the electromagnetic wiggler. In addition it is possible to also measure, instantaneously, the distribution of the magnetic field across the lateral dimension of the wiggler. Our method is based on the use of a magnetic recording tape which is inserted into the gap of the electromagnetic microwiggler. The maximum local magnetic field produced during the driving-current pulse is recorded on the tape at all axial and lateral positions. The tape containing the recorded magnetic field can then be read (and "heard") by an ordinary tape recorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-700
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1993


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