August 30, 2021 to September 3, 2021
University of Innsbruck
Europe/Zurich timezone

【6】An adventure along Free Electron Laser development

Sep 1, 2021, 12:30 PM
Room A

Room A

Talk Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics Plenary Session


Dr Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie (Synchrotron SOLEIL)


Free electron lasers (FEL) are tuneable powerful lasers ranging from the infrared to the X-ray, serving for the exploration of matter. They use a simple and elegant gain medium, where coherent radiation is generated using free electrons in a periodic permanent magnetic field generated by a so-called undulator. The light–electron interaction in the undulator leads to a bunching process, setting in phase the electron emitters. Starting from the FEL origins, first FEL oscillators results and user applications to the advent of unique intense tuneable X-ray linear accelerator FEL, the progress of the field will be reported. New directions open by the laser plasma acceleration will be discussed.

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Dr Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie (Synchrotron SOLEIL)

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