|Observation of SASE at the SwissFEL Injector Test Facility
|The SwissFEL Injector Test Facility is the primary test bed for the validation of new components as well as beam dynamics concepts for the SwissFEL project. In early 2014 it was operated for three months with an undulator prototype integrated into the beamline. SASE radiation was observed in the optical and ultraviolet. The SASE nature of the radiation was confirmed by both the determination of pulse energy statistics and the measurement of the photon beam divergence.
|Slides MOA02 [23.883 MB]
|First Lasing at FLASH2
|FLASH, the free-electron laser user facility at DESY (Hamburg, Germany), has been upgraded with a second undulator beamline FLASH2. The installation of the FLASH2 electron beamline, including twelve variable gap undulators, was finalized early 2014, and beam commissioning of the new beamline started in March 2014. We announce first lasing at FLASH2 achieved at a wavelength of 40 nm on August 20, 2014.
|Slides MOA03 [3.896 MB]