Fermi @ elettra: A free electron laser for EUV and soft X-ray radiation

C. J. Bocchetta, D. Bulfone, P. Craievich, M. B. Danailov, G. D’Auria, G. DeNinno, S. Di Mitri, B. Diviacco, M. Ferianis, A. Gomezel, F. Iazzourene, E. Karantzoulis, F. Parmigiani, G. Penco, K. Prince, M. Trovo, J. Corlett, W. Fawley, S. Lidia, G. PennA. Ratti, J. Staples, R. Wilcox, A. Zholents, W. Graves, F. O. Ilday, F. Kaertner, D. Wang, T. Zwart, M. Cornacchia, P. Emma, Z. Huang, J. Wu

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Sincrotrone Trieste has received funding and has begun the final refinement of technical parameters as well as the construction of a new Free Electron Laser (FEL) called Fermi. The new light source will be located adjacent to the existing Elettra storage ring and will use the linac that presently injects electrons into this light source. The linac will shortly become fully available to the Fermi project as a new dedicated full energy injection system is also being built for Elettra. Why are VUV and X-ray FELs so important and how do they work? Most readers will know that in a bending magnet, synchrotron radiation is created by the incoherent emission of each electron as it moves in a magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalSynchrotron Radiation News
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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