About EuroFEL
EuroFEL is part of the ESFRI Roadmap since 2006. The preparatory phase of EuroFEL (IRUVX-PP) prepared the establishment of the EuroFEL Consortium to link FEL & SPS facilities in Europe closer together. IRUVX-PP has been funded by the European Commission under FP7 from April 2008 to March 2011.

WP8 - FEL Source



The basic research and development areas for individual FEL facilities have been addressed by the EUROFEL Design Study, ending at the end of 2007. Building on these successful developments and the complementary expertise of the partners, the present work package focuses on technical preparatory work that is of critical importance for the timely and costeffective construction of components which are mandatory for the stable operation of all new FEL sources. They include an optical synchronisation system with 10 femtosecond precision (WP8.1), diagnostics and feedback systems for high precision control and stabilization of the longitudinal electron bunch profile and its arrival time (WP8.2) and a joint approach to seeding with High Harmonic Generation (HHG) lasers.


WP8.1 10 femtosecond timing and synchronization
Responsible: DESY

8.1.1 Finalization of 10 femtosecond synchronization system at FLASH and long term
reliability test
8.1.2 Component ageing and reliability studies
8.1.3 Small scale optical synchronization test at an ERL
8.1.4 Direct seeding of Ti:Sapphire amplifiers by the timing pulses
8.1.5 Optical synchronization for laser cross-correlation and pump-probe experiments at SLS

WP8.2 Feedback and associated diagnostics
Responsible: STFC

8.2.1 Compression control in the frequency domain
8.2.2 On-line bunch profiling in the time domain
8.2.3 Development of an 11 GHz X-band lineariser
8.2.4 Software development

WP8.3 HHG laser
Responsible: MAXLAB


Work package leader

L. Badano, Elettra

Work package leader deputy

P. Gessler, DESY


Upcoming Events

21-23 May 2014
Workshop on "Advanced X-Ray FEL Development
Organized by the Seeding Experts Group of FEls-of-Europe
Venue: DESY, Hamburg, Germany

2-4 June 2014
Laserlab-Europe Foresight Workshop 'Lasers for Life'
Registration deadline: 30th April 2014
Venue: Royal Society, London
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8-13 June 2014
5th Photoinduced Phase Transitions and Cooperative Phenomena (PIPT5) conference
Abstract submission deadline: 31st March 2014
Registration deadline: 31st May 2014
Venue: Bled, Slovenia
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15-20 June 2014
5th International Particle Accelerator Conference IPAC’14
Abstract submission deadline: 4th December 2013
Registration deadline: 14th April 2014
Venue: Dresden, Germany
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07-11 July 2014
SXNS13 Conference on Surface X-ray and Neutron Diffraction
Venue: DESY, Hamburg
Abstract submission: 7th March 2014
Regular registration deadline: 15th May 2014
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25-29 August 2014
FEL 2014
Abstract deadline: 30th May 2014
Registration deadline: 15th August 2014
Venue: Basel, Switzerland
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14-19 September 2014
12th Biennial Conference on High-Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging (XTOP 2014)
Venue: Grenoble & Villard-de-Lans, France
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15-17 September 2014
Science@FEL 2014 Conference
Venue: PSI, Switzerland
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29 Sept. - 01 Oct. 2014
27th Annual MAX IV Laboratory User Meeting (UM14)
Venue: Lund University, Lund, Sweden
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6-8 October 2014
6th Microbunching Instability Workshop
Organized by the seeding Experts Group of FELs-of-Europe
Venue: Elettra, Trieste, Italy
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9-14 November 2014
AVS 61st conference, dedicated to synchrotrons and FELs
Venue: Baltimore, USA
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