We present a compact modular apparatus with a flexible design that will be operated at the DiProI beamline of the Fermi-Elettra free electron laser (FEL) for performing static and time-resolved coherent diffraction imaging experiments, taking advantage of the full coherence and variable polarization of the short seeded FEL pulses. The apparatus has been assembled and the potential of the experimental setup is demonstrated by commissioning tests with coherent synchrotron radiation. This multipurpose experimental station will be open to general users after installation at the Fermi-Elettra free electron laser in 2011.
Pedersoli, Emanuele; Capotondi, Flavio; Cocco, Daniele; Kaulich, Burkhard; Menk, Ralf H; Locatelli, Andrea; Mentes, Tevfik O; Spezzani, Carlo; Sandrin, Gilio; Bacescu, Daniel M; Kiskinova, Maya;  Zangrando, Marco;  IOM CNR, Laboratorio TASC, SS 14 - km 163.5, 34149 Basovizza, Trieste (Italy)]; Bajt, Sasa; Barthelmess, Miriam;  Barty, Anton; Schulz, Joachim; Gumprecht, Lars;  Chapman, Henry N;  University of Hamburg, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany)]; Nelson, A J; Frank, Matthias;  others, and
- Fermi, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, SS 14 - km 163.5, 34149 Basovizza, Trieste (Italy)
- Photon Science, DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany)
- Centre for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany)
- Physical and Life Sciences, LLNL, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)