Conceptual design of a high-brightness linac for soft X-ray SASE-FEL source

D. Alesini, S. Bertolucci, M.E. Biagini, C. Biscari, R. Boni, M. Boscolo, M. Castellano, A. Clozza, G. Di Pirro, A. Drago, A. Esposito, M. Ferrario, V. Fusco, A. Gallo, A. Ghigo, S. Guiducci, M. Incurvati, P. Laurelli, C. Ligi, F. MarcelliniM. Migliorati, C. Milardi, L. Palumbo, L. Pellegrino, M. Preger, P. Raimondi, R. Ricci, C. Sanelli, F. Sgamma, B. Spataro, M. Serio, A. Stecchi, A. Stella, F. Tazzioli, C. Vaccarezza, M. Vescovi, C. Vicario, M. Zobov, E. Acerbi, F. Alessandria, D. Barni, G. Bellomo, C. Birattari, M. Bonardi, I. Boscolo, A. Bosotti, F. Broggi, S. Cialdi, C. DeMartinis, D. Giove, C. Maroli, P. Michelato, L. Monaco, C. Pagani, V. Petrillo, P. Pierini, L. Serafini, D. Sertore, G. Volpini, E. Chiadroni, G. Felici, D. Levi, M. Mastrucci, M. Mattioli, G. Medici, G.S. Petrarca, L. Catani, A. Cianchi, A. D'Angelo, R. Di Salvo, A. Fantini, D. Moricciani, C. Schaerf, R. Bartolini, F. Ciocci, G. Dattoli, A. Doria, F. Flora, G.P. Gallerano, L. Giannessi, E. Giovenale, G. Messina, L. Mezi, P.L. Ottaviani, L. Picardi, M. Quattromini, A. Renieri, C. Ronsivalle, L. Avaldi, C. Carbone, A. Cricenti, A. Pifferi, P. Perfetti, T. Prosperi, V. Rossi Albertini, C. Quaresima, N. Zema

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FELs based on SASE are believed to be powerful tools to explore the frontiers of basic sciences, from physics to chemistry to biology. Intense R&D programs have started in the USA and Europe in order to understand the SASE physics and to prove the feasibility of these sources. The allocation of considerable resources in the Italian National Research Plan (PNR) brought about the formation of a CNR-ENEA-INFN-University of Roma "Tor Vergata" study group. A conceptual design study has been developed and possible schemes for linac sources have been investigated, leading to the SPARX proposal. We report in this paper the results of a preliminary start to end simulation concerning one option we are considering based on an S-band normal conducting linac with high-brightness photoinjector integrated in an RF compressor. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502 - 506
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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