Erice School-Workshop “Trends in Free Electron Laser Physics”

Europe/Rome
<a target="_blank" href=http://www.ccsem.infn.it/>Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture </a>

<a target="_blank" href=http://www.ccsem.infn.it/>Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture </a>

Erice, Sicily, Italy
(INFN-LNF) M. Ferrario (INFN-LNF, SPARC_LAB Coordinator) , (MIT and USPAS Director) W. Barletta (MIT and USPAS Director) , (University of Milan and INFN) R. Bonifacio (University of Milan and INFN)
Description


A very remarkable advance in Free Electron Laser (FEL) Physics has been recently achieved at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). In the Linear Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at SLAC, it has been demonstrated for the first time the possibility of producing very intense FEL at 1 Angstrom exploiting the Self Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE) mechanism.
 
The successful operation of LCLS as user facility has also raised the demands for better radiation quality (higher photons coherence) and more compact device (meters scale) as the one required for medical application and research activities in University laboratories. 
 
A number of possible solutions to improve FEL temporal coherence have been recently proposed, for example Single Spike mode, Seeding or Self Seeding mechanisms, Quantum FEL scheme, etc. Promising ideas for compactness are also envisaged but still a convenient solution has not been proven. A lot of interest is now devoted also in the spectral region of gamma rays, photon energy up to now accessible only by Compton radiation sources. A recently proposed quantum theory of FEL, to which increasing attention is given in the literature, appears to pave the way also for a compact sub-Angstrom coherent FEL device. Possible experiment to test this theory will be also discussed.

The School/Workshop will be organized in order to have introductory lectures on basic FEL topics in the morning sessions and invited and contributed talks on advanced FEL physics in the afternoon sessions. A poster session will be also organized.
 
The list of addressed topics is as following:
  • Generation of ultra-cold electron beams
  • Quantum aspects of beam physics
  • Quantum and classical FEL theory
  • Collective effects in Bose-Einstein condensate
  • Transverse and longitudal FEL coherence
  • Compact Undulators (Magnetic, Optical and RF)
  • Advanced gamma-rays Compton and FEL sources
School/Workshop Directors: W. Barletta, R. Bonifacio, M. Ferrario

Scientific Advisory Committee: F. Ferroni – chair (INFN-President), R. Assmann (DESY),  F. Catalioti (LENS), R. Galvao (Uni S. Paolo), L. Giannessi (ENEA-ST ), Z. Huang (SLAC), V. Malka (LOA), S. Milton (Colorado State Uni.), F. Parmigiani (Uni. Trieste), S. Reiche (PSI), J. B. Rosenzweig (UCLA), C. Vaccarezza (INFN-LNF), A. Variola (INFN-LNF), M. Yabashi (SPRING_8), A. Zigler (HUJI - INFN).

Organizing Committee:
W. Barletta, R. Bonifacio, F. Casarin, H. Fares,  M. Ferrario, F. Ruggiu.
Participants
  • Alberto Marocchino
  • Alessandro Curcio
  • Alexander Pukhov
  • Andrea Renato Rossi
  • Arie Zigler
  • Arya Fallahi
  • Brigitte CROS
  • Bryant Garcia
  • Camilla Curatolo
  • Cristina Vaccarezza
  • Danilo Giulietti
  • Dennis Martinez-Galarce
  • Enrico Allaria
  • Erik Hemsing
  • Fabrizio Giuseppe Bisesto
  • Francesca Casarin Calenda
  • Francesco Cataliotti
  • Francesco Massimo
  • Franz Kaertner
  • Hesham Fares
  • James Benjamin Rosenzweig
  • James MacArthur
  • Jim Clarke
  • Jorge Vieira
  • Joshua McNeur
  • Juergen Boeker
  • Lawrence Campbell
  • Luca Serafini
  • Marco Marongiu
  • Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie
  • Massimo Ferrario
  • Mei Bai
  • Michele Croia
  • Nicola Piovella
  • Olena Svystun
  • Petr Anisimov
  • Riccardo Pompili
  • Rodolfo Bonifacio
  • Ryan Lindberg
  • Sandra Biedron
  • Serge Kalmykov
  • Stefan Karsch
  • Stefano Romeo
  • Sultan Dabagov
  • Valentina Martinelli
  • YUANTAO DING
  • Zhirong Huang
  • Ángel Ferran Pousa
    • 09:00 10:30
      Quantum FEL Theory and its Classical limits 1h 30m
      Speaker: Nicola Piovella (MI)
      Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Generation of ultra - cold low emittance electron beams 1h 30m
      Speaker: Dr J. Rosenzweig
    • 12:30 15:00
      Lunch 2h 30m
    • 15:00 16:00
      Generating sub - femtosecond pulses in hard x - ray free - electron lasers 1h
      Speaker: Dr Y. Ding
      Slides
    • 16:00 16:30
      Advanced beam manipulation experiments at SPARC_LAB 30m
      Speaker: Dr Riccardo Pompili (LNF)
      Slides
    • 16:30 17:00
      Numerical methods for FEL oriented - plasma accelerators 30m
      Speaker: Dr Francesco Massimo (LOA / CNRS)
      Slides
    • 17:00 17:30
      coffee break 30m
    • 17:30 18:00
      Towards an X - Ray FEL Oscillator 30m
      Speaker: Ryan Lindberg (Argonne National Lab)
      Slides
    • 18:00 18:30
      Quantum electrons in classical x - ray FELs 30m
      Speaker: P. Ansimov
    • 18:30 19:00
      Design of sub - Angstrom compact FEL source 30m
      Speaker: H. Fares
      Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      Overview of advanced schemes on XFELs 1h 30m
      Speaker: Z. Huang
      Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Overview of advanced Compton ray sources 1h 30m
      Speaker: Luca Serafini (MI)
      Slides
    • 12:30 15:00
      Lunch 2h 30m
    • 15:00 16:00
      FEL with orbital angular momentum modes 1h
      Speaker: Dr Erik Hemsing (SLAC)
      Slides
    • 16:00 17:00
      Exploring the Frontiers in Attosecond X - ray Science, Imaging and Spectroscopy with advanced radiation sources 1h
      Speaker: Prof. Franz Kaertner (DESY, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science)
      Slides
    • 17:00 17:30
      Coffee break 30m
    • 17:30 18:00
      Numerical simulation of FEL process using FDTD/PIC in a Lorentz boosted framework 30m
      Speaker: Dr arya fallahi (CFEL)
      Slides
    • 18:00 18:30
      Inverse Thomson scattering-based polychromatic γ-rays driven by comb-like e-beams from uniform plasmas 30m
      Speaker: S. Kalmikov
      Slides
    • 18:30 19:00
      TeV muon beam photo-production with hadron-photon colliders based on high efficiency FEL's 30m
      Speaker: Camilla Curatolo (MI)
      Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      Collective effects in light scattering from Bose-Einstein condensates 1h 30m
      Speaker: Francesco Cataliotti (INFN)
      Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Overview of laser plasma wakefield and dielectric laser accelerators 1h 30m
      Speaker: J. Mc Neur
      Slides
    • 12:30 15:00
      Lunch 2h 30m
    • 15:00 16:00
      Principles and Applications of Laser Driven Betatron Radiation Sources 1h
      Speaker: Prof. Stefan Karsch (LMU Munich)
      Slides
    • 16:00 17:00
      Overview of plasma based beamline elements for advanced beam manipulations 1h
      Speaker: Andrea Renato Rossi (MI)
      Slides
    • 17:00 17:30
      Coffee break 30m
    • 17:30 18:00
      A Frequency Modulated FEL 30m
      Speaker: Dr Lawrence Campbell (University of Strathclyde)
      Slides
    • 18:00 18:30
      Betatron radiation as bright hard X-ray source and effective diagnostic for laser-plasma acceleration experiments 30m
      Speaker: Alessandro Curcio (LNF)
      Slides
    • 18:30 19:00
      Hybrid beam driven plasma acceleration regime for high brightness beams 30m
      Speaker: Stefano Romeo (LNF)
      Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      Optical guiding by capillary dielectric tubes and its applications 1h 30m
      Speaker: Dr Brigitte CROS (LPGP-CNRS-UP11)
      Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      FEL coherence and control of spectral properties 1h 30m
      Speaker: Enrico Allaria (Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste)
      Slides
    • 12:30 15:00
      Lunch 2h 30m
    • 16:00 17:00
      A Compact Coherent System Architecture and FEL Effects Occurring in the Deeply Saturated Regime 1h
      Speaker: Dr Sandra Biedron (Colorado State University)
      Slides
    • 17:00 17:30
      Coffee break 30m
    • 17:30 18:00
      Bright X-Ray Sources from Laser-Driven Microstructured Plasmas 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Alexander Pukhov (uni duesseldorf)
      Slides
    • 18:00 18:30
      Dynamics of energetic electrons in high intensity laser-matter interactions 30m
      Speaker: A. Ziegler
    • 18:30 19:00
      Plasma lens simulations 30m
      Speaker: Alberto Marocchino (ROMA1)
      Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      High quality electron beams from plasma: overview of beam dynamics issues 1h 30m
      Speaker: Dr Jorge Vieira (Instituto Superior Tecnico)
      Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Overview of Laser Driven Plasma FEL Concepts 1h 30m
      Speaker: Dr Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie (Synchrotron SOLEIL)
    • 12:30 15:00
      Lunch 2h 30m