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Beam-based compensation of extracted-beam displacement caused by field ringing of pulsed kicker magnets in the 3 GeV rapid cycling synchrotron of the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex

Harada, Hiroyuki ; Saha, P. K.  ; Tamura, Fumihiko  ; Meigo, Shinichiro  ; Hotchi, Hideaki ; Hayashi, Naoki ; Kinsho, Michikazu ; Hasegawa, Kazuo

The 3 GeV rapid cycling synchrotron (RCS) of the J-PARC is a high intensity proton accelerator of 1 MW. The accelerated proton beams in the RCS are extracted by eight pulsed kicker magnets and are delivered to a materials and life science experimental facility and main ring synchrotron. However, the fields of the magnets experience ringing that displaces the position of the extracted beam. This is a major issue from the viewpoint of target integrity and large beam loss. The ringing was directly measured as the displacement of the extracted beams by using a shorter pulsed beam and scanning the entire trigger timing of the kickers. We managed to cancel out the ringing by optimizing trigger timing and achieved the beam extraction with high accuracy. We developed automatic correction system of the timing and now have a higher stability. In this paper, we report our procedure and experimental results for ringing compensation.

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