The MIT X-ray laser project

David E. Moncton, William S. Graves

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Abstract

Recent advances in accelerator, laser, and undulator technology now enable construction of multi-beamline free-electron-laser user facilities at extreme ultraviolet and x-ray wavelengths. We are exploring the construction of such a facility at MIT, which will include three key elements. First, a 4-GeV superconducting linear accelerator will support twenty or more beamlines, each running at 1 kHz, to serve a large user community. Second, seeding with integrated high-harmonic generation laser technology will generate photon beams with high longitudinal coherence and "transform-limited" pulses. Third, the wavelengths produced range from 0.3 and 100 nm in the fundamental, with substantial power in the x-ray 3rd harmonic at 0.1 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSynchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages113-116
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0735401799
DOIs
StatePublished - May 12 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Aug 25 2003Aug 29 2003

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume705
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other8th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period8/25/038/29/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Moncton, D. E., & Graves, W. S. (2004). The MIT X-ray laser project. In Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation: 8th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (pp. 113-116). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 705). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1757747