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Title: From Storage Rings to Free Electron Lasers for Hard X-Rays

Abstract

The intensity of X-ray sources has increased at a rapid rate since the late 1960s by 10 orders of magnitude and more through the use of synchrotron radiation produced by bending magnets, wigglers and undulators. Three generations of radiation sources have been identified depending on amplitude and quality of the radiation provided. While user facilities of the third generation were being constructed a new concept of radiation generating devices was being developed that offers an even larger increase in peak and average brightness than had been achieved till then. The new concept of the X-ray Free Electron Laser based on the principle of Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission will be the basis of fourth generation X-ray source user facilities of this century. The paper will start with a brief history of the development of x-ray sources, discuss some of the differences between storage ring and free electron laser based approaches, and close with an update of the present development of x-ray free electron laser user facilities.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
826691
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-10300
TRN: US0404120
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Jan 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; AMPLITUDES; BENDING; BRIGHTNESS; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; MAGNETS; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIATIONS; STORAGE RINGS; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; WIGGLER MAGNETS; X-RAY SOURCES

Citation Formats

Nuhn, H. From Storage Rings to Free Electron Lasers for Hard X-Rays. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/826691.
Nuhn, H. From Storage Rings to Free Electron Lasers for Hard X-Rays. United States. doi:10.2172/826691.
Nuhn, H. Fri . "From Storage Rings to Free Electron Lasers for Hard X-Rays". United States. doi:10.2172/826691. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/826691.
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abstractNote = {The intensity of X-ray sources has increased at a rapid rate since the late 1960s by 10 orders of magnitude and more through the use of synchrotron radiation produced by bending magnets, wigglers and undulators. Three generations of radiation sources have been identified depending on amplitude and quality of the radiation provided. While user facilities of the third generation were being constructed a new concept of radiation generating devices was being developed that offers an even larger increase in peak and average brightness than had been achieved till then. The new concept of the X-ray Free Electron Laser based on the principle of Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission will be the basis of fourth generation X-ray source user facilities of this century. The paper will start with a brief history of the development of x-ray sources, discuss some of the differences between storage ring and free electron laser based approaches, and close with an update of the present development of x-ray free electron laser user facilities.},
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