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Partner Institutions

Berliner Elektronenspeicherring-Gesellschaft für Synchrotronstrahlung mbH, Berlin, Germany

Designed and operates German's only 3rd generation synchrotron light source. Currently BESSY is developing the plans for a 2nd generation CW FEL based on a 2.3 GeV superconducting driver linac. This facility will produce reproducible fs pulses derived from a HGHG scheme for which time dependent modelling was developed. This will be tested experimentally together with MAXLAB at LUND as described in WP 4.

As a member of the PITZ collaboration BESSY is active in the field of photo-injectors, see also WP1. For WP5, BESSY is constructing a cryogenic facility dedicated to rapid turn-around R&D testing of the EUROFEL Partners' CW superconducting cavity equipment and to optimize the operating parameters of CW superconducting linacs. Aspects of CW TESLA-type cavity units that BESSY will study include their cryogenic operation, RF control, microphonic-detuning compensation, IOT RF power transmitters, and CW operation of the input couplers.

Task Leader of DS 5; Partner in DS 1, DS 4, and DS 6

Science and Technology Facilities Council, Swindon, United Kingdom

The STFC is one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide. It operates world-class large-scale research facilities, provides strategic advice to the government on their development and manages international research projects in support of a broad cross-section of the UK research community.

Programmes span a wide range of science, engineering, and technology, including: materials science; engineering and instrumentation; particle physics; space science; accelerator based technologies; IT and e-Science. Specific roles in the consortium: gun diagnostic simulations and construction; beam dynamics simulations and verification of codes; optical stabilisation issues; full 3D harmonic generation and seeding simulations; simulation, design and experimental operation of SCRF guns.

Task Leader of DS 2; Partner in DS 1, DS 3, DS 4, DS 5

Commisariat a l' Energie Atomique, Paris, France

CEA-SPAM (Service de Photons, Atomes et Molécules) has expertise in FEL studies, operation of the Super-ACO free electron laser, dynamical studies and first user applications, pulse shaping (using DAZZLER and SPIDER), harmonic generation in gas in the VUV. It contributes to laser and synchronisation, seeding and harmonic generation.

The Laboratoire des Solides Irradiés, Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, investigates the interaction of radiation with materials and the electronic structure of solids (theory). In the consortium it contributes to the photoinjection task.

The fields of excellence of CEA-SACM (Service des Accélérateurs et du Cryomagnétisme) are: High energy and nuclear physics, research, development, construction and operation of particle accelerators (beam dynamics, superconducting RF technologies, high magnetic field technologies), computing, remote operation systems.

Partner in DS 1, DS 2, DS 3, DS 4, and DS 5

Centre National de la recherche Scientifique, Paris, France

Laboratoire de Chimie-Physique, ELYSE is the only operating picosecond photoelectron accelerator in Europe. The gun is seeded with 100 fs laser pulses generating sub-ps electron pulses. ELYSE is equiped with an unique Cs2Te photocathode that exhibits a particularly high quantum efficiency and long-term stability.

The Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée develops fs lasers and applies them to produce secondary particles and radiative sources by their interaction with matter.

The PXF (Physics of Femtosecond X-ray) group has considerable experience in the production of ultrafast x-rays and their application in "ultrafast x-ray science". PXF is also involved in the development of diagnostics to characterize the temporal shape of ultrafast X-rays.

The "Laboratoire d'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses" LULI is a major French centre for intense lasers and has developed specific diagnostics. The CLIO-Laboratoire d'Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnétique has a long tradition in the FEL field and has operated an infra-red FEL for user applications since 1992. It was one of the first laboratories to study SASE in the infra-red.

Partner in DS 1 and DS 3

Stiftung Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany

Development, construction and operation of particle accelerators (linear accelerators, synchrotrons and storage rings for electrons, positrons and protons) for high energy physics and synchrotron radiation sources, superconducting cavities, superconducting magnets, R&D on linear colliders and free electron lasers, accelerator controls, computing, networking, video communication tools, experience with far remote operations of the Tesla Test Facility and the FERMI-lab photo-injector;

DESY operates the storage ring Doris III, the photo-injector test facility ( PITZ ) at DESY Zeuthen and the VUV-FEL (from 2005). 5 beamlines are provided at the VUV-FEL with different kinds of instrumentations for a variety of experimental techniques using synchrotron and FEL radiation.

General Coordinator of the project;

Task Leader of DS 6; Partner in DS 1, DS 2, DS 3, DS 5

Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Trieste, Italy

Designed and operates one of the first European 3rd generation light sources, ELETTRA. Operates the European storage ring free electron laser EUFELE that has been awarded two European Commission contracts.

Will construct a new 4th generation light source user facility FERMI at ELETTRA (100 to 10 nm range) based on an existing 1.2 GeV linac and HGHG FEL schemes.

Has collaborated and constructed, for many accelerator facilities, machine components and participated in international projects. Extensive expertise in different fields of accelerator technology. The in house knowledge base and expertise will be used in EUROFEL activities to elucidate and develop, through design studies, common critical R&D topics in the field of FELs. In particular will be involved in photo-injector, beam dynamics, synchronisation, seeding and harmonic generation studies.

Task Leader of DS 3; Partner in DS 1, DS 2, and DS 4

ENEA - Ente per le Nuove tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente, Roma, Italy

Pioneer in FEL theoretical and experimental activity with long dated expertise in the fields of microwave engineering, accelerators, undulator, optical design and diagnostics.

Partner in several European projects. Main contractor of the Italian SPARC project.

ENEA will contribute to EUROFEL with novel studies in beam dynamics, Synchronisation issues, seeding and harmonic generation.

Partner in DS 1, DS 2, DS 3 and DS 4

Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V., Dresden, Germany

FZD operates the Radiation Source ELBE with a 40 MeV, 1 mA current, CW mode electron linac as driver, and has experience in design, construction, and operation of intermediate energy superconducting linear accelerators. Long-standing experience exists in the field of electron injectors.

The first prototype of an RF photo-injector with superconducting cavity was built and put into operation. A SRF photo-injector for the ELBE accelerator is under development.

Specific roles in the consortium: tests of superconducting acceleration modules for injector application in ERLs; design, operation and evaluation of SRF photo-injectors.

Partner in DS 5

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Frascati, Italy

The INFN - the National Institute of Nuclear Physics - is an organization dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter, and conducts theoretical and experimental research in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear, and astro-particle physics.

INFN is currently building an advanced photo-injector system at the Frascati INFN National Laboratories (LNF) to conduct a SASE-FEL test experiment ( SPARC project ) in the context of a wider activity for the design of a soft X-ray SASE-FEL Italian facility.

Specific roles in the consortium: drive laser system and cathodes developments, design, construction and test of a longitudinal beam compression with RF techniques, gun diagnostic simulations and construction; beam dynamics simulations and verification of codes, controls and synchronisation development; simulation and design of SCRF guns.

Task Leader of DS 1; Partner in DS 2, DS 3, and DS 5

MAX-lab, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

National laboratory for synchrotron radiation research in Sweden. Since 20 years design, construction and operation of synchrotron radiation sources.

Lund Laser Centre (LLC) is co-operating with MAX-lab in all accelerator based activities regarding laser synchronisation, coherent radiation and femtosecond pulse generation at MAX-lab. The group has long experience in accelerator design and FEL work.

Task Leader of DS 4; Partner in DS 3

Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin, Germany

The Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) in Berlin, Germany, is a state- and nationally funded large-scale research facility. The institute’s national scientific mission centres on basic research and emerging applications in the field of nonlinear optics and ultra-fast dynamics of the interaction of light with matter.

For its research the MBI develops and uses ultra-fast and ultra-intense lasers and laser-based short-pulse light sources. An increasingly importent part of the national mission is the interdisciplinary cooperation in large national and international research projects.

In cooperation with DESY and BESSY, the MBI operates the MBI-BESSY Beamline for combined use of synchrotron and laser light and participates in the development of the TESLA FEL and of a dedicated test facility for second generation photo-injectors (PITZ).

With its broad laser expertise MBI participates crucially in the international TESLA collaboration at DESY Hamburg in the design of a novel linear collider.

Partner in DS 1

Synchrotron SOLEIL Societé, Saint Aubin, France

The Synchrotron SOLEIL is a dedicated high brightness synchrotron light source under construction at Saint Aubin in the county of Essonne, 20 km South of Paris, and close to Saclay and Orsay.

The accelerator complex includes a 100 MeV LINAC pre-injector, a full energy booster synchrotron and the 2.75 GeV electron storage ring with a 354 m circumference which produces the light for experiments on 24 beamlines. The ten first will be available in 2006 and the rest will be progressively available until 2009.

Partner in DS 2 and DS 4

- Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany.

- Institut für Theorie Elektromagnetischer Felder .

The algorithms and tools developed at TEMF are basis for a variety of well known and proven computer codes. The head of this institute has over 25 years experience in numerical simulation techniques for particle accelerators.

TEMF is the largest institute of its kind in Europe. Specific experience with odelling photo-guns exists from a many-year participation in the PITZ project, of which TEMF was a founding member.

Partner in DS 1 and DS 2

Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

The accelerator physics group of the Institute for Experimental Physics at Hamburg University works on scientific issues relevant for the design and operation of accelerators at DESY.

The group has several years of experience in the field of bunch lengths measurement of very short electron bunches. This expertise, combined with pioneering expertise in numerical simulation of electron beam dynamics, will be an essential contribution to investigation of FEL seeding options within the proposed Work Package. One of the world leading codes for numerical simulation of high-gain free-electron lasers (GENESIS 1.3) has been developed within the group.

The group has been strongly involved in the design and operation of the TESLA Test Facility (TTF), in particular the free-electron laser (VUV-FEL). The group leader has been the technical coordinator of the VUV-FEL project.

Partner in DS 4

University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy

At the Dipartimento di Energetica of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” there is a long tradition on the study of "beam wall interaction and instabilities in accelerators".

In particular the group has developed models in the calculation of wake fields and impedance, and analytical and numerical study of longitudinal and transverse instabilities in storage rings (Dafne, LHC, SUPERACO, ALS), beam loading and BBU instabilities in ricirculated LINAC (CEBAF, CERN Neutrino factory project).

Partner in DS 1, and DS 2

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The University of Strathclyde's Department of Physics in the is the main centre of FEL research in academia in the UK. Drs Brian McNeil and Gordon Robb have a total of 30 person-years of experience of developing and publishing new theoretical and computational models of high gain FELs relevant to this application.
In addition USTRAT has an group conducting world leading experimental research into other complementary free electron sources of radiation.

The main role of USTRAT in this application will be to provide a theoretical and computational investigation of novel seeding methods for FELs to enhance harmonic emission and radiation pulse qualities. This work will be conducted in close collaboration with Daresbury Laboratory with whom USTRAT have an established Memorandum of Understanding in this specific area of research.

Partner in DS 4


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