European project to develop a UV/VUV free-electron laser facility on the ELETTRA storage ring

R.P. Walker, B. Diviacco, C. Fava, A. Gambitta, M. Marsi, F. Mazzolini, M.E. Couprie, L. Nahon, D. Nutarelli, E. Renault, R. Roux, M.W. Poole, N. Bliss, A. Chesworth, J.A. Clarke, D. Nölle, H. Quick, G. Dattoli, L. Giannessi, L. MeziP.L. Ottaviani, A. Torre, M. Eriksson, S. Werin

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Sincrotrone Trieste, collaborating with various institutions, has recently begun a 3-year project to develop a UV/VUV free-electron laser on the ELETTRA storage ring. The main features and novel technical aspects of the project are described, including the design of the optical cavity and undulator, the electron beam characteristics and a first assessment of the predicted laser performance. Preliminary calculations suggest that the combined effects of a higher quality, higher energy electron beam, together with the use of a helical undulator, should significantly enhance FEL performance levels, as compared to present day values.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179 - 184
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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