FEL research and development at STFC Daresbury laboratory

Neil Thompson, J.A. Clarke, David Dunning, GM Holder, Steven Jamieson, Brian McNeil, MD Roper, MRF Siggel-King, AD Smith, M Surman, P Weightman, A Wolski

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In this paper we present an overview of current and proposed FEL developments at STFC Daresbury Laboratory in the UK. We discuss progress on the ALICE IR-FEL since first lasing in October 2010, covering the optimisation of the FEL performance, progress on the demonstration of a single shot cross correlation experiment and the results obtained so far with a Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy beamline. We discuss a proposal for a 250 MeV single pass FEL test facility named CLARA to be built at Daresbury and dedicated to research for future light source applications. Finally we present a brief overview of other recent research highlights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Free-Electron Laser Conference
Subtitle of host publicationFEL2012
Place of PublicationJapan
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2013
Event34th International Free Electron Laser Conference: FEL 2012 - Nara, Nara, Japan
Duration: 26 Aug 201231 Aug 2012
Conference number: 34


Conference34th International Free Electron Laser Conference
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  • near field optical microscopy
  • free electron lasers


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