The CompactLight design study

The CompactLight project, G. D'Auria, A.W. Cross, L. Nix, L. Zhang

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The H₂020 CompactLight Project (www. aims at designing the next generation of compact X-rays Free-Electron Lasers, relying on very high gradient accelerating structures (X-band, 12 GHz), the most advanced concepts for bright electron photo injectors, and innovative compact short-period undulators. Compared to existing facilities, the proposed facility will benefit from a lower electron beam energy, due to the enhanced undulators performance, and will be significantly more compact, with a smaller footprint, as a consequence of the lower energy and the high-gradient X-band structures. In addition, the whole infrastructure will also have a lower electrical power demand as well as lower construction and running costs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Subtitle of host publicationIPAC 2019
Place of PublicationGeneva, Switzerland
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-208-0
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2019
Event10th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 May 201924 May 2019


Conference10th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2019


  • FEL
  • linac
  • electron
  • undulator
  • brightness


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