Author: Cucini, R.
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TUP085 FERMI Status Report 564
  • M. Svandrlik, E. Allaria, F. Bencivenga, C. Callegari, F. Capotondi, D. Castronovo, P. Cinquegrana, M. Coreno, R. Cucini, I. Cudin, G. D'Auria, M.B. Danailov, R. De Monte, G. De Ninno, P. Delgiusto, A.A. Demidovich, S. Di Mitri, B. Diviacco, A. Fabris, R. Fabris, W.M. Fawley, M. Ferianis, E. Ferrari, P. Finetti, L. Fröhlich, P. Furlan Radivo, G. Gaio, D. Gauthier, F. Gelmetti, L. Giannessi, M. Kiskinova, S. Krecic, M. Lonza, N. Mahne, C. Masciovecchio, M. Milloch, F. Parmigiani, G. Penco, L. Pivetta, O. Plekan, M. Predonzani, E. Principi, L. Raimondi, P. Rebernik Ribič, F. Rossi, L. Rumiz, C. Scafuri, C. Serpico, P. Sigalotti, C. Spezzani, C. Svetina, M. Trovò, A. Vascotto, M. Veronese, R. Visintini, D. Zangrando, M. Zangrando
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  FERMI, the seeded FEL located at the Elettra laboratory in Trieste, Italy, is now in regular operation for users with its first FEL line, FEL-1, which covers the wavelength range between 100 and 20 nm. We will give an overview of the typical operating modes of the facility for users and we will report on the status of beamlines and experimental stations. Three beamlines are now opened for users, three more are in construction. Meanwhile, the second FEL line of FERMI, FEL-2, a HGHG double stage cascade covering the wavelength range 20 to 4 nm is still under commissioning; we will report on the latest results in particular at the shortest wavelength, 4 nm in the fundamental.  
TUP097 Fast, Multi-band Photon Detectors based on Quantum Well Devices for Beam-monitoring in New Generation Light Sources 600
  • T. Ganbold
    University of Trieste, School of Nanotechnology, Trieste, Italy
  • M. Antonelli, G. Cautero, R. Cucini, D.M. Eichert, W.H. Jark, R.H. Menk
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  • G. Biasiol
    IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy
  In order to monitor the photon-beam position for both diagnostics and calibration purposes, we have investigated the possibility to use InGaAs/InAlAs Quantum Well (QW) devices as position-sensitive photon detectors for Free-Electron Laser (FEL) or Synchrotron Radiation (SR). Owing to their direct, low-energy band gap and high electron mobility, such QW devices may be used also at Room Temperature (RT) as fast multi-band sensors for photons ranging from visible light to hard X-rays. Moreover, internal charge-amplification mechanism can be applied for very low signal levels, while the high carrier mobility allows the design of very fast photon detectors with sub-nanosecond response times. Segmented QW sensors have been preliminary tested with 100-fs-wide UV laser pulses and X-ray SR. The reported results indicate that these devices respond with 100-ps rise-times to ultra-fast UV laser pulses. Besides, X-ray tests have shown that these detectors are sensitive to beam position and exhibit a good efficiency in the collection of photo-generated carriers.  
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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