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An Office of Science User Facility

Archived Publications

LCLS provides access to state-of-the-art instruments at no charge for scientists who conduct non-proprietary research, with the understanding that significant results are to be publicly disseminated. Inform the LCLS User Research Administration (URA) office when papers are accepted or about to be published.

Communicating research results with us in advance allows us to work with users, their home institutions and funding agencies to promote the latest LCLS science and to amplify media efforts through press releases and features. Please review the LCLS communications policies.

Progress Report: When submitting a new proposal, also upload a brief progress report summarizing proposal that have previously received LCLS beam time; include proposal number(s), date(s) of experiment, instrument(s) used, a brief summary of how experiment time was used and results disseminated (list major invited talks, papers published or in press, awards or special recognition).

NOTE: User publications are extremely important in demonstrating the scientific impact of LCLS. Proposal teams must inform and acknowledge LCLS and the DOE Office of Science in presentations and publications using this template:

"Use of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515."

To submit a paper for inclusion on this page, please visit the LCLS Publication Submission webpage.



 X-ray Science Performed at LCLS


 FEL & Accelerator Science Performed at LCLS

C. Gutt, L.-M. Stadler, A. Duri, T. Autenrieth, O. Leupold, Y. Chushkin, G. Grübel "Measuring temporal speckle correlations at ultrafast x-ray sources" Optics Express 17 55 (2009) doi:10.1364/OE.17.000055 ​Citations

Stefan P. Hau-Riege, Richard A. London, Richard M. Bionta, Regina Soufli, Dmitri Ryutov, Michael Shirk, Sherry L. Baker, Patrick M. Smith, Pradeep Nataraj "Multiple pulse thermal damage thresholds of materials for x-ray free electron laser optics investigated with an ultraviolet laser" Appl. Phys. Lett. 93 201105 (2008); doi: 10.1063/1.3021081 ​Citations

Yong, G.J.; Kolagani, Rajeswari M.; Adhikari, S.; Mundle, R.M.; Cox, D.W.; Davidson, A.L.; Liang, Y.; Drury, O.B.; Hau-Riege, S.P.; Gardner, C.; Ables, E.; Bionta, R.M.; Friedrich, S. "Colossal Magnetoresistive Manganite Based Fast Bolometric X-ray Sensors for Total Energy Measurements of Free Electron Lasers" Sensor Letters 6 741 (2008) doi: 10.1166/sl.2008.m151

R. Akre, D. Dowell, P. Emma, J. Frisch, S. Gilevich, G. Hays, Ph. Hering, R. Iverson, C. Limborg-Deprey, H. Loos, A. Miahnahri, J. Schmerge, J. Turner, J. Welch, W. White, J. Wu "Commissioning the Linac Coherent Light Source injector" Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 11 030703 (2008) doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.11.030703 Citations

S. P. Hau–Riege, R. M. Bionta, D. D. Ryutov, J. Krzywinski "Measurement of x-ray free-electron-laser pulse energies by photoluminescence in nitrogen gas" J. Appl. Phys. 103 053306 (2008) doi: 10.1063/1.2844478 Citations​

P. Emma, K. Bane, M. Cornacchia, Z. Huang, H. Schlarb, G. Stupakov, D. Walz "Femtosecond and Subfemtosecond X-Ray Pulses from a Self-Amplified Spontaneous-Emission–Based Free-Electron Laser" Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 074801 (2004) doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.074801 Citations

R. Tatchyn, J. Arthur, M. Baltay, K. Bane, R. Boyce, M. Cornacchia, T. Cremer, A. Fisher, S. -J. Hahn, M. Hernandez, G. Loew, R. Miller, W. R. Nelson, H. -D. Nuhn, D. Palmer, J. Paterson, T. Raubenheimer, J. Weaver, H. Wiedemann, H. Winick, C. Pellegrini, G. Travish, E. T. Scharlemann, S. Caspi, W. Fawley, K. Halbach, K. -J. Kim, R. Schlueter, M. Xie, D. Meyerhofer, R. Bonifacio, L. De Salvo "Research and development toward a 4.5−1.5 Å linac coherent light source (LCLS) at SLAC" Nucl. Instrum. Meth. Phys. Res. A 375 274 (1996) doi:10.1016/0168-9002(96)00042-3 Citations

Arthur, J.  Materlik, G.  Tatchyn, R.  Winick, H. "The LCLS: A fourth generation light source using the SLAC linac" Rev. Sci. Instrum. 66 1987 (1995) doi: 10.1063/1.1145778 ​Citations


 Internal SLAC Publications

J. Arthur, et al. "LCLS Ultrafast Science Instruments: Conceptual Design Report" July 2007, SLAC-R-852​ Citations

J. Arthur et al. "LCLS The First Experiments" SLAC Report SLAC-R-611 (2000)

J. Arthur, et al. "Linac Coherent Light Source Design Study Report" SLAC-R-521, 1998


 Publications Related to LCLS

S. P. Hau-Riege, R. A. London, R. M. Bionta, M. A. McKernan, S. L. Baker, J. Krzywinski, R. Sobierajski, R. Nietubyc, J. B. Pelka, M. Jurek, L. Juha, J. Chalupský, J. Cihelka, V. Hájková, A. Velyhan, J. Krása, J. Kuba, K. Tiedtke, S. Toleikis, Th. Tschentscher, H. Wabnitz, M. Bergh, C. Caleman, K. Sokolowski-Tinten, N. Stojanovic, U. Zastrau  "Damage threshold of inorganic solids under free-electron-laser irradiation at 32.5 nm wavelength" Appl. Phys. Lett. 90 173128 (2007); doi: 10.1063/1.2734366 Citations


 Publications of LCLS Scientists (not performed at LCLS)

R. Cerbino1, L. Peverini, M. A. C. Potenza, A. Robert, P. Bösecke, M. Giglio "X-ray-scattering information obtained from near-field speckle" Nat. Phys. 4, 238 (2008) doi:10.1038/nphys837​


 Books & Conferences

W. Berg , J. C. Dooling, A. Pietryla, B.-X. Yang, H.-D. Nuhn "Development of a Beam Loss MonitorSystem for the LCLS Undulator Beamline" Proceedings of LINAC08, 29 September-3 October, 2008, Victoria, BC, Canada, TUP043

R. Akre, A. Brachmann, F.-J. Decker, Y. Ding, D. Dowell, P. Emma, J. Frisch, S. Gilevich, G. Hays, Ph. Hering, Z. Huang, R. Iverson, C. Limborg-Deprey, H. Loos, S. Molloy, A. Miahnahri, H.-
D. Nuhn, D. Ratner, J. Turner, J. Welch, W. White, J. Wu, "Commissioning of the LCLS LINAC and Bunch Compressors" Proceedings of Free Electron Laser Conference 2008 (FEL08), Gyeongju, Korea, 24-29 August 2008 ​Citations

H. Loosy , R. Akre, A. Brachmann, F.-J. Decker, Y. Ding, D. Dowell, P. Emma, J. Frisch, S. Gilevich, G. Hays, Ph. Hering, Z. Huang, R. Iverson, C. Limborg-Deprey, A. Miahnahri, S. Molloy, H.-D. Nuhn, J. Turner, J. Welch, W. White, J. Wu, D. Ratner "Observation of coherent optical transition radiation in the LCLS linac" Proceedings of Free Electron Laser Conference 2008 (FEL08), Gyeongju, Korea, 24-29 August 2008 THBAU01​ Citations

G. Grübel, A. Madsen, A. Robert "X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy" in Soft Matter Characterization edited by R. Borsali & R. Pecora, pp. 954-995. Heidelberg : Springer ISBN: 978-1-4020-4464-9 Citations

L F DiMauro, J Arthur, N Berrah, J Bozek, J N Galayda, J Hastings "Progress Report on the LCLS XFEL at SLAC" J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 88 012058 (2007) doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/88/1/012058 Citations

R. Lill, W. Norum, L. Morrison, N. Sereno, G. Waldschmidt, D. Walters, S. Smith, T. Straumann "Design and Performance of the LCLS Cavity BPM System" Proceedings Particle Accelerator Conference 2007 (PAC07), 25-29 June, 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, FRPMN111 ​Citations

Z. Huang, S. Reiche "Generation of GW-level, sub-Angstrom Radiation in the LCLS using a Second-Harmonic Radiator" Proceedings 26th International Free Electron Laser Conference and 11th FEL User Workshop 2004, Trieste, Italy, 29 August - 3 September 2004, MOPOS63 Citations

Winick, H.;  Bane, K.;  Boyce, R.;  Loew, G.;  Morton, P.;  Nuhn, H.-D.;  Paterson, J.;  Pianetta, P.;  Raubenheimer, T.;  Seeman, J.;  Tatchyn, R.;  Vylet, V.;  Pellegrini, C.;  Rosenzweig, J.;  Travish, G.;  Prosnitz, D.;  Scharlemann, E.T.;  Halbach, K.;  Kim, K.-J.;  Xie, M. "A 2-4 nm Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) using the SLAC linac" Proceedings Particle Accelerator Conference 1993 (PAC93), 17-20 May 1993, Washington DC, USA doi: 10.1109/PAC.1993.308574 ​Citations

M. Cornacchia, H. Winick, (eds.), Proceedings Workshop on Fourth Generation Light Sources, 24-27 February, 1992, SSRL/SLAC, Stanford, USA (1992)

C. Pellegrini "A 4 to 0.1 nm FEL based on the SLAC Linac" Workshop on 4th Generation Light Sources, 24-27 Feb 1992. Stanford, California SLAC-PUB-15058 364 (1992) ​Citations

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