J. Phys. IV France
Volume 12, Numéro 5, June 2002
Page(s) 339 - 341

J. Phys. IV France
12 (2002) Pr5-339
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20020185

Storage ring free electrons laser on super-ACO, ELETTRA and SOLEIL

M.E. Couprie1, 2, C. Brunie2, D. Garzella1, 2, L. Nahon1, 2, G. De Ninno1, 2, D. Nutarelli3 and M. Marsi4

1  Service de Photons, Atomes et Molécules, CEA/DSM/DRECAM, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2  Laboratoire d'Utilisation du Rayonnement Électromagnétique, Université Paris-Sud, BP. 34, 91898 Orsay cedex, France
3  Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Université Paris-Sud, bâtiment 505, 91405 Orsay cedex, France
4  Sincrotrone Trieste, Area Science Park, 34012 Trieste, Italy

We present here the state of the art of Storage Ring Free Electron Lasers under operation in Europe. Free electrons Lasers (FELs) are coherent, high power and tuneable radiation sources, obtained by the interaction of an optical wave with a bunch of ultrarelavistic electrons wiggling in a periodical permanent magnetic structure. The developments and the results obtained recently in the UV domain by the FELs operating in Europe on Synchrotron Facilities, Super ACO and ELETTRA, offer new opportunities for using these sources in several scientific domains, and foresee uniques performances for the proposed FEL on the third generation french Synchrotron SOLEIL.

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