Optical-Fibre Beam Loss Monitor

Beam Loss Monitors (BLMs) measure the fractions of a beam which deviate from the nominal beam orbit and impinge on accelerator components. Our Optical-Fibre Beam Loss Monitors (oBLMs) are radiation detectors located along the length of an accelerator beam line in order to observe the particle showers generated by beam losses. The oBLM system:

  • Maintains standard BLM functionality – protection against beam induced damage, controls activation levels and provides diagnostics capability
  • Provides protection over a full beam line as opposed to a specific location in the facility – preventing any potential beam induced damage going unnoticed
  • Provides beam loss origin localisation with a 10cm resolution – which allows tuning accordingly to the localisation of the loss
  • Is significantly cheaper than standard ionisation BLM devices, requiring less maintenance and easier integration
  • Is completely insensitive to magnetic fields, x-rays, and neutron radiation
  • Capable of detecting the signals which build up to RF breakdown events, with applications in normal conducting cavities and superconducting elements to compliment other quench detection systems

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Radiometric Diagnostics

As an expert in radiometric systems, D-Beam can provide a range of bespoke transport and imaging optics with application from UV through to the far-IR and THz. We have extensive experience in designing, simulating, building, and commissioning a host of diagnostic systems based on coherent and incoherent radiation. Whilst off-the-shelf components can be used, the combination of the best components requires a detailed understanding of signal generation, transfer and detection processes – we can provide such a service. Contact us to discuss your requirements and receive a free no-obligation quotation.

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Healthcare Instrumentation

D-Beam is a partner in several international projects (e.g. OMA) with a goal of developing new diagnostic instrumentation for the particle therapy sector. Our work focuses on improving current methodologies and practises, but also enabling future treatment modalities which require further innovation to become a reality. We are actively seeking collaborators in this area; contact us to learn more.

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Quantum technologies are beginning to play a larger role in all aspect of our lives – particularly so in the instrumentation and detector sector. We are actively involved in the development of several applications of quantum technologies in this sector, with applications in the accelerator and material science sectors. We are always interested in hearing from potential collaborators in this area – contact us if you would like to hear more about our work and plans for the future.