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Integrating high-repetition rate high-energy/high-intensity laser to FEL experiments (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Motoaki Nakatsutsumi; Gerd Priebe; Karen Appel; Carsten Baehtz; Thomas E. Cowan; Sebastian Goede; Zuzana Konopkova; Max J. Lederer; Alexander Pelka; Toma Toncian; Thomas Tschentscher; Ulf Zastrau; Bolun Chen

Paper Abstract

The combination of powerful optical lasers and an x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) provides unique capabilities to study the transient behavior of matter in extreme conditions. The high energy density science instrument (HED instrument) at the European XFEL will provide the experimental platform on which an unique x-ray source can be combined with various types of high-power optical lasers. In this paper, we highlight selected scientific examples together with the associated x-ray techniques, with particular emphasis on femtosecond (fs)-timescale pump–probe experiments. Subsequently, we present the current design status of the HED instrument, outlining how the experiments could be performed. First user experiments will start at the beginning of 2018, after which various optical lasers will be commissioned and made available to the international scientific community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10237, Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Lasers Instrumentation IV, 102370Y (16 June 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2267992
Show Author Affiliations
Motoaki Nakatsutsumi, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Gerd Priebe, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Karen Appel, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Carsten Baehtz, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. (Germany)
Thomas E. Cowan, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (Germany)
Sebastian Goede, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Zuzana Konopkova, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Max J. Lederer, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Alexander Pelka, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (Germany)
Toma Toncian, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (Germany)
Thomas Tschentscher, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Ulf Zastrau, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Bolun Chen, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10237:
Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Lasers Instrumentation IV
Thomas Tschentscher; Luc Patthey, Editor(s)

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