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Wed 29 Nov, at 15:30 - Seminar Room T2

An optical Hamiltonian experiment and the beam dynamics

A. Bazzani
Department of Physics and CIG, University of Bologna, INFN sezione di Bologna, Italy

The analogy between geometric optics and Hamiltonian mechanics is used to propose an experiment that simulates the beam propagation in a focusing magnetic lattice of a particle accelerator. A laser beam is reflected several times by a parabolic mirror and the resulting pattern is registered by a photo camera. This experiment allows to illustrate some aspects of nonlinear beam transport in presence of nonlinearities and stochastic perturbations. The experimental results are discussed and compared with computer simulations.

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