Science at FELs 2012 SRI Satellite Meeting
Date: 15-18 July 2012
Location: DESY, Main Auditorium (building 5), Hamburg
jointly organised by DESY and European XFEL
Totally new scientific applications beyond the possibilities offered by synchrotron radiation storage rings are enabled by free-electron lasers (FELs) for XUV to X-ray radiation based on low-emittance electron accelerators. The most outstanding FEL radiation properties are ultra-short femtosecond X-ray pulses, diffraction-limited X-ray beams with full spatial coherence, and highest photon numbers provided by a single X-ray pulse.
Several facilities in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. will cover the frequency spectrum from the UV to the hard X-ray range. A number of these facilities have been in operation now for a few years and their performance exceeds the initially proposed radiation properties. New FEL schemes are emerging and will lead to further improvements in performance.
The Science at FELs Satellite Meeting to the 11th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation in Lyon, France will present science highlights achieved in the first seven years of operation of short-wavelength free-electron lasers (FELs). Applications from quantum optics to life sciences and systems from atoms to complex solids will be featured. A focus will also be placed on new directions in science at FELs and challenges to scientific instrumentation.
Hamburg is directly connected to Lyon via airplane in less than two hours. Visits of the FLASH FEL facility at DESY and the European XFEL construction site will be included in the meeting programme.