Author: Battistoni, A.
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FRA02 Wave-Mixing Experiments with Multi-colour Seeded FEL Pulses 985
  • F. Bencivenga, A. Battistoni, F. Capotondi, R. Cucini, M.B. Danailov, G. De Ninno, M. Kiskinova, C. Masciovecchio
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  The extension of wave-mixing experiments in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and x-ray spectral range represents one of the major breakthroughs for ultrafast x-ray science. Essential prerequisites to develop such kind of non-linear coherent methods are the strength of the input fields, comparable with the atomic field one, as well as the high temporal coherence and stability of the photon source(s). These characteristics are easily achievable by optical lasers. Seeded free-electron-lasers (FELs) are similar in many respects to conventional lasers, hence calling for the development of wave-mixing methods. At the FERMI seeded FEL facility this ambitious task is tackled by the TIMER project, which includes the realization of a dedicated experimental end-station. The wave-mixing approach will be initially used to study collective atomic dynamics in disordered systems and nanostructures, through transient grating (TG) experiments. However, the wavelength and polarization tunability of FERMI, as well as the possibility to radiate multi-colour seeded FEL pulses, would allow to expand the range of possible scientific applications.  
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