Storage Ring Design as a Synchrotron Light Source

  • Helmut Wiedemann
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)


Synchrotron radiation sources have undergone significant transitions and modifications over past years. Originally, most experiments with synchrotron radiation were performed parasitically on high energy physics colliding beam storage rings. Much larger photon fluxes could be obtained from such sources compared to any other source available. The community of synchrotron radiation users grew rapidly and so did the variety of applications and fields. By the time the usefulness of storage rings for high energy physics was exhausted some of these facilities were turned over to the synchrotron radiation community as fully dedicated radiation sources. Those are called first generation synchrotron radiation sources. They were not optimized for minimum beam emittance and maximum photon beam brightness. Actually, the optimization for high energy physics called for a maximum beam emittance to maximize collision rates for elementary particle events. The radiation sources were mostly bending magnets although the development and use of insertion devices started in these rings. Typically, the beam emittance is in the 100’s of nm.


Storage Ring High Energy Physic Deflection Angle Chromatic Aberration Synchrotron Radiation Source 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Wiedemann
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  1. 1.Applied Physics Department and SSRL/SLACStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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