The MIT bates X-ray laser project

M. Farkhondeh, W. S. Graves, F. X. Kaertner, R. Milner, D. E. Moncton, C. Tschalaer, J. B. Van Der Laan, F. Wang, A. Zolfaghari, T. Zwart

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MIT and the Bates Linear Accelerator Center are exploring the construction of an X-ray free electron laser user facility. It will be based on a superconducting linac of approximately 4GeV energy, and produce XUV light in the 0.3-100nm wavelength range at kilohertz repetition rates. The facility will be a full user facility incorporating multiple beamlines. Conventional lasers that produce the electron beam, seed the FEL, and execute pump-probe experiments are carefully integrated. The current design of the facility is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 25th International Free Electron Laser - Tsukuba,Ibaraki, Japan
Duration: Sep 8 2003Sep 12 2003


  • Free electron laser
  • Linac
  • X-ray laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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