Recent results of the SPARC project

M. Ferrario, D. Alesini, M. Bellaveglia, R. Boni, M. Boscolo, M. Castellano, E. Chiadroni, A. Clozza, L. Cultrera, G. Di Pirro, A. Drago, A. Esposito, L. Ficcadenti, D. Filippetto, V. Fusco, A. Gallo, G. Gatti, A. Ghigo, B. Marchetti, A. MarinelliA. Marcelli, M. Migliorati, A. Mostacci, E. Pace, L. Palumbo, L. Pellegrino, R. Ricci, U. Rotundo, C. Sanelli, F. Sgamma, B. Spataro, F. Tazzioli, S. Tomassini, C. Vaccarezza, M. Vescovi, C. Vicario, F. Ciocci, G. Dattoli, M. Del Franco, A. Dipace, A. Doria, G.P. Gallerano, L. Giannessi, E. Giovenale, G.L. Orlandi, S. Pagnutti, A. Petralia, M. Quattromini, C. Ronsivalle, E. Sabia, I. Spassovsky, V. Surrenti, A. Bacci, I. Boscolo, F. Broggi, F. Castelli, S. Cialdi, C. De Martinis, D. Giove, C. Maroli, V. Petrillo, A.R. Rossi, L. Serafini, M. Mattioli, M. Petrarca, M. Serluca, L. Catani, A. Cianchi, J. Rosenzweig, M.E. Couprie, M. Bougeard, B. Carré, D. Garzella, M. Labat, G. Lambert, H. Merdji, P. Salières, O. Tchebakoff, J. Rossbach

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The SPARC project foresees the realization of a high brightness photo-injector to produce a 150-200 MeV electron beam to drive 500 nm FEL experiments in various configurations, a Thomson backscattering source and a plasma accelerator experiment (these last two ones jointly with the project PLASMONX). The SPARC photoinjector is also the test facility for the recently approved VUV FEL project named SPARX. The second stage of the commissioning, that is currently underway, foresees a detailed analysis of the beam matching with the linac in order to confirm the theoretically prediction of emittance compensation based on the "invariant envelope" matching and the demonstration of the "velocity bunching" technique in the linac. SASE, SEEDING and Single Spike experiments are foreseen by the end of the current year. In this contribution we report the experimental results obtained so far and the scientific program for the near future.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event30th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2008 - , Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


Conference30th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2008
CountryKorea, Republic of
Period1/1/08 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Ferrario, M., Alesini, D., Bellaveglia, M., Boni, R., Boscolo, M., Castellano, M., ... Rossbach, J. (2008). Recent results of the SPARC project. Paper presented at 30th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2008, Korea, Republic of.