Crossing angle at the photon collider
For removal of disrupted beams at the ILC linear e+e- collider it is desirable to collide beams at some crossing angle. An especially large crossing angle, of about 25 mrad, is necessary for the photon collider, where disrupted beams are softer and wider than in the e+e - case. Some complications arise due to the solenoidal magnetic field of the detector. Radiation of particles in this field can increase the vertical beam size, leading to a loss of the luminosity. In addition, in the presence of a detector magnetic field the beam trajectories are not flat. Moreover, in the case of e-e- beams, the vertical collision angle is non-zero and larger than the beam diagonal angle σy/ σz, and this should be corrected in some way. In this paper, possible solutions of these problems are considered. It is shown that at the ILC one can have the interaction region compatible both with e+e - and γγ, γe modes of operation without loss of luminosity.