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

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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

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, CA

 

Satellite Round Tables

Two satellite round table will be hosted, and will follow the main workshop

  • Damage and Photon Diagnostic collaboration meeting
    contact persons Kai Tiedtke (kai.tiedtke@desy.de) and Stefan Moeller (smoeller@slac.stanford.edu​).
    The round table will take place in Building 901 room 108B Redtail Hawk B Conference Room 

  • Beamline scientists experience (see details below)
    contact persons Andy Aquila (aquila@slac.stanford.edu) and Flavio Capotondi (flavio.capotondi@elettra.eu)
    The round table will take place May 4, 2017 in Building 51 (Kavli 3rd Floor Conference Room )​

The events can host a limited number of people and are free of charge for attendees. Please contact the round table organizers for details and to reserve a spot. 

 

BEAMLINE SCIENTISTS EXPERIENCE 

There are many common issues facing beamline scientists at X-ray FELs. Many of these issues arise from the nature of the FEL beam: femtosecond pulses, high peak power, shot to shot variations. Others technological challenges comes from the needs to combine this new technology with more “conventional” sub-ps pulses sources (e.g. THz, IR, visible lasers sources) to performs time resolved studies with high control of all crucial experimental parameters along with the proper diagnostics. Others arrive from the needs to meet the stringent requirements coming from the developing user communities devoted to take the maximum advantages from those novel powerful sources. Due to the limited availability of FELs, and their high oversubscription, we plan this satellite meeting to discuss these common issues and share solutions to benefit and help the scientific FEL community. The goal of the meeting is to define common strategies on instrument developments to improve the scientific performance of the available end-stations worldwide in this early stage of femtosecond science in XUV and X-ray regime. 

The workshop will be organized with some short topical presentations of beamline scientists from different users facilities followed by an open discussion session.

The following topics subjects will be addressed in the round table discussions:

  1. Experiences with beamline support (including parasitic operations)
  2. Demands of complex setup (including commissioning needs) 
  3. Best practices in training of PostDocs & PhD students (when beamtime is limited)

All participants are kindly invited to submit their idea to seed the discussion to the local organizers.


Tentative agenda for May 4, 2017:

From 1:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m.

Oral contributions from Beamline scientists experience

 

1:30 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. Fermi  (20 + 5 min talk) [Flavio Capotondi]

1:55 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. LCLS (20 + 5 min talk) [Mark Hunter]

2:20 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. XFEL (20 + 5 min talk) [Mikako Makita​]

2:45 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. FLASH (20 + 5 min talk) [Siarhei Dziarzhytski]

3:10 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. SwissFEL (20 + 5 min talk) [Bill Pedrini​]

3:35 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. SACLA (20 + 5 min talk) [Shigeki Owada]

From 4:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m.

Coffee break

From 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.

45 minute round table discussions on the following subjects:

·       Compare experiences with beamline support (including parasitic operations)

·       How complex setup (including commissioning needs) are met

·       Best practices in training of PostDocs & PhD students (when beamtime is limited)

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