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Title: At the Cutting Edge of Bright Beams: The NSLS Source Development Lab (432nd Brookhaven Lecture)

Abstract

Inspired by the discoveries with synchrotron light at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) and similar facilities around the world, researchers are looking for more brilliant beams of light. To develop this next-generation of light sources, accelerator physicists at the NSLS Source Development Laboratory (SDL) make use of a magnesium photocathode irradiated by ultraviolet laser light to produce electron beams of unprecedented brightness. As Murphy will describe in his talk, he and fellow researchers have developed various techniques to catch molecules and atoms in action. In one recent study, the researchers used a laser to control the pulse duration of light from a free-electron laser (FEL), a type of light source with a potential peak brightness up to one billion times higher than that of ordinary synchrotron light. In another technique, Murphy and his colleagues generated extremely short pulses of terahertz radiation that are the highest intensity of their type ever produced.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. NSLS Dept
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1005217
Report Number(s):
BNL-83207-2008-CP
TRN: US1104098
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series: 1960 - Present, Lecture presented at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States) on January 24, 2008
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; ATOMS; BNL; BRIGHTNESS; ELECTRON BEAMS; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; LASERS; LIGHT SOURCES; MAGNESIUM; NSLS; PHOTOCATHODES; RADIATIONS; SYNCHROTRONS

Citation Formats

Murphy, James B. At the Cutting Edge of Bright Beams: The NSLS Source Development Lab (432nd Brookhaven Lecture). United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Murphy, James B. At the Cutting Edge of Bright Beams: The NSLS Source Development Lab (432nd Brookhaven Lecture). United States.
Murphy, James B. Thu . "At the Cutting Edge of Bright Beams: The NSLS Source Development Lab (432nd Brookhaven Lecture)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1005217.
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