Status of the SPARX FEL project

C. Vaccarezza, D. Alesini, M. Bellaveglia, S. Bertolucci, M.E. Biagini, R. Boni, M. Boscolo, M. Castellano, A. Clozza, L. Cultrera, G. Di Pirro, A. Drago, A. Esposito, M. Ferrario, D. Filippetto, V. Fusco, A. Gallo, A. Ghigo, S. Guiducci, M. MiglioratiL. Palumbo, L. Pellegrino, M. Preger, C. Sanelli, M. Serio, F. Sgamma, B. Spataro, A. Stella, F. Tazzioli, M. Vescovi, C. Vicario, F. Ciocci, G. Dattoli, A. Doria, F. Flora, G. Gallerano, L. Giannessi, E. Giovenale, G. Messina, P.L. Ottaviani, G. Parisi, L. Picardi, M. Quattromini, A. Renieri, C. Ronsivalle, S. Cialdi, C. Maroli, V. Petrillo, M. Rome, L. Serafini, L. Catani, E. Chiadroni, A. Cianchi, C. Schaerf, P. Musumeci, M. Petrarca, F. Alessandria, A. Bacci, F. Broggi, C. De Martinis, D. Giove, M. Mauri, L. Ficcadenti, M. Mattioli, A. Mostacci, P. Emma, S. Reiche, J. Rosenzweig

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The SPARX project consists in an X-ray-FEL facility jointly supported by MIUR (Research Department of Italian Government), Regione Lazio, CNR, ENEA, INFN and Rome University Tor Vergata. It is the natural extension of the ongoing activities of the SPARC collaboration. The aim is the generation of electron beams characterized by ultra-high peak brightness at the energy of 1 and 2 GeV, for the first and the second phase respectively. The beam is expected to drive a single pass FEL experiment in the range of 13.5-6 nm and 6-1.5 nm, at 1 GeV and 2 GeV respectively, both in SASE and SEEDED FEL configurations. A hybrid scheme of RF and magnetic compression will be adopted, based on the expertise achieved at the SPARC high brightness photoinjector presently under commissioning at Frascati INFN-LNF Laboratories [1, 2]. The use of superconducting and exotic undulator sections will be also exploited. In this paper we report the progress of the collaboration together with start to end simulation results based on a combined scheme of RF compression techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event29th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2007 - , Russian Federation
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …


Conference29th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2007
CountryRussian Federation
Period1/1/07 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Vaccarezza, C., Alesini, D., Bellaveglia, M., Bertolucci, S., Biagini, M. E., Boni, R., ... Rosenzweig, J. (2007). Status of the SPARX FEL project. Paper presented at 29th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2007, Russian Federation.