ZFEL: a compact, soft X-ray FEL in the Netherlands

J.P.M. Beijers, S. Brandenburg, K.S.E. Eikema, S. Hoekstra, K. Jungmann, T. Schlathölter, R.G.E. Timmermans, R. Willmann, R. Hoekstra, P.H.M. van Loosdrecht, B. Noheda, T.T.M. Palstra, P. Rudolf, O.J. Luiten, Frederik Bijkerk

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We outline our plans to construct a soft X-ray Free Electron Laser (FEL) located at KVI, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. This new facility will be based on a 2.1 GeV normal-conducting electron linac followed by an undulator and will produce X-ray laser light with wavelengths down to 0.8 nm. The electron linac will be driven by a RF photo-injector and X-band acceleration structures with an acceleration gradient of 100 MV/m. Longitudinal coherence of the laser beam will be established by using appropriate seeding techniques. The entire length of the FEL will be on the order of 100 meters. The facility is primarily meant to serve a strong user community consisting of atomic, molecular and optical physics, material science and biochemistry groups, but will also be open for other users e.g. from industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFree Electron Laser (FEL) Conference 2010, Malmö, Sweden
Place of PublicationMalmö, Sweden
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2010
Event32nd International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2010 - Malmö, Sweden
Duration: 23 Aug 201027 Aug 2010
Conference number: 32


Conference32nd International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2010
Abbreviated titleFEL


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