Publications by Riccardo Bartolini

The conceptual design of clara, a novel fel test facility for ultra-short pulse generation

FEL 2013: Proceedings of the 35th International Free-Electron Laser Conference (2013) 496-501

JA Clarke, D Angal-Kalinin, N Bliss, R Buckley, S Buckley, R Cash, P Corlett, L Cowie, G Cox, GP Diakun, DJ Dunning, BD Fell, A Gallagher, P Goudket, AR Goulden, DMP Holland, SP Jamison, JK Jones, AS Kalinin, BPM Liggins, L Ma, KB Marinov, B Martlew, PA McIntosh, JW McKenzie, KJ Middleman, BL Militsyn, AJ Moss, BD Muratori, MD Roper, R Santer, Y Saveliev, E Snedden, RJ Smith, SL Smith, M Surman, T Thakker, NR Thompson, R Valizadeh, AE Wheelhouse, PH Williams, R Bartolini, I Martin, R Barlow, A Kolano, G Burt, S Chattopadhyay, D Newton, A Wolski, RB Appleby, HL Owen, M Serluca, G Xia, S Boogert, A Lyapin, L Campbell, BWJ McNeil, VV Paramonov

CLARA will be a novel FEL test facility focussed on the generation of ultra-short photon pulses with extreme levels of stability and synchronisation. The principal aim is to experimentally demonstrate that sub-cooperation length pulse generation with FELs is viable, and to compare the various schemes being championed. The results will translate directly to existing and future X-ray FELs, enabling them to generate attosecond pulses, thereby extending their science capabilities. This paper gives an overview of the motivation for CLARA, describes the facility design (reported in detail in the recently published Conceptual Design Report [1]) and proposed operating modes and summarises the proposed areas of FEL research. Copyright © 2013 CC-BY-3.0 and by the respective authors.

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