Subsequent projects

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kienberger
Technische Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Physik E11


Dr. Ryan N. Coffee
The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS),
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Characterization of the FEL pulse sub-structure in the time domain

Within the BaCaTeC project, measurements at the LINAC Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at Stanford, California, the world’s largest and brightest coherent X-ray facility at present, have been performed. The first results yielded a resolution of the ultrafast pulse substructure with sub-femtosecond precision utilizing photoelectron spectroscopy. Notwithstanding its importance for the characterization of LCLS itself, the precise measurement of such short FEL pulse durations is a prerequisite for the design of many future experiments with the goal to obtain detailed information on physical, chemical and biological dynamics, therefore paving the way to novel and attractive applications in medicine, especially in the fields of soft tissue imaging and cancer diagnostics.

 

Primary project: Measuring the shortest X-ray pulses in the world


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