Author: Treusch, R.
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TUPPP052 Status of FLASH 1715
  • K. Honkavaara, B. Faatz, J. Feldhaus, S. Schreiber, R. Treusch, M. Vogt
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  FLASH at DESY (Hamburg, Germany) is a free-electron laser user facility driven by a superconducting 1.25 GeV linac based on TESLA technology. During the 3rd user period from September 2010 to September 2011, totally 3740 hours of FEL radiation has been delivered to FEL experiments at more than 30 different wavelengths between 4.7 nm and 45 nm. In addition, beam time has been dedicated to general accelerator physics studies and developments related to the future projects like the European XFEL and the International Linear Collider. After a 3.5 months shutdown in autumn 2011 due to civil construction for a second undulator beamline - FLASH2 - and a following commissioning and study period, 2012 is mainly dedicated to FEL user experiments. This paper summarizes the operation status of the FLASH facility and gives also a short review of the accelerator studies carried out in 2011 and early 2012. The mid-term plans including FLASH2 are presented as well.