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Workshop on FEL Photon Diagnostics, Instrumentation, and Beamline Design, 1-3 May 2017


SLAC Conferences, Workshops & Symposiums > Workshop on FEL Photon Diagnostics, Instrumentation, and Beamline Design, 1-3 May 2017

Workshop on FEL Photon Diagnostics,
Instrumentation, and Beamline Design

1-3 May, 2017
Building 51, Kavli Auditorium
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, CA


LCLS, the Linac Coherent Light Source of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will organize and host, in collaboration with Fels of Europe, the third edition of the Workshop on FEL Photon Diagnostic, Instrumentation, and Beamline Design, PhotonDiag 2017.

The previous two editions have been successfully organized by DESY (Hamburg) and Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste (Trieste) and have seen scientists and engineers, from all around the world, gathering together to discuss diagnostics and beamline design for free electron lasers (FEL). Again, a Journal of Synchrotron Radiation special issue will be published.

For the first time, FELs of Europe will award a dedicated prize on Photon Transport and Diagnostics

In this third edition, the organizing committee, would like to extend the invitation to, and enrich the audience with, representatives of the future diffraction limited storage rings (DLSR), or multi-bend achromat (MBA) storage rings, who will face, soon, the problems and needs the FEL community is facing now.

The workshop will be held at the SLAC campus, taking advantage of the large conference facilities and of the outdoor areas for social activities.  Note: event registration closes 7 April 2017.



The workshop will cover the progresses and recent achievement in the field of X-ray photon diagnostic and photon transport. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Wavefront diagnostic techniques

  • Time-resolved beam diagnostics 

  • High repetition rate and high power density diagnostics

  • Spectral distribution measurements

  • Non invasive diagnostics

  • Spot profile characterization

  • New FEL operation modes and associated diagnostics needs

  • Diagnostics for Multi-Bend Achromat (MBA)

  • Polarization measurement

  • Detectors for photon diagnostics

  • At Wavelength metrology, hardware and simulation software

  • Diagnostics need for future or advanced experimental techniques

  • e-beam diagnostics providing direct or indirect information about the photon beam properties

  • FEL Optics: Challenges for high rep rate operations, damage, wavefront preservation and simulations

Invited speakers 

Pavle Juranic, PSI
​Frank Siewert, HZB
Patrik Vagovic, XFel
Kawal Sawhney, Diamond
Ryan Coffee, SLAC
Marie Labat, SOLEIL
Kenneth Goldberg, LBNL
Lorenzo Raimondi, Elettra
Ichiro Inoue, SACLA
Markus Braune, DESY​
Jan Gruenert, XFel​​
John Smedley, BNL​


Daniele Cocco, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Stefan Moeller​, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Elke Ploenjes-Palm​, DESY


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