The photon analysis, delivery, and reduction system at the FERMI@Elettra free electron laser user facility

Zangrando, M.; Abrami, A.; Bacescu, D.; Cudin, I.; Fava, C.; Frassetto, F.; Galimberti, A.; Godnig, R.; Giuressi, D.; Poletto, L.; Rumiz, L.; Sergo, R.; Svetina, C.; Cocco, D.
November 2009
Review of Scientific Instruments;Nov2009, Vol. 80 Issue 11, p113110
Academic Journal
The FERMI@Elettra free electron laser (FEL) user facility is currently under construction at the Sincrotrone Trieste laboratory in Trieste (Italy). It will cover the wavelength range from 100 to about 5 nm in the fundamental and 3 or 1 nm using the third harmonic. We report the layout of the photon beam diagnostics section, the radiation transport system to the experimental area, and the photon beam distribution system. Due to the peculiar characteristics of the emitted FEL radiation (high peak power, short pulse length, and statistical variation of the emitted intensity and distribution), the realization of the diagnostics system is particularly challenging. The end users are interested in parameters such as the radiation pulse intensity and spectral distribution, as well as in the possibility to attenuate the intensity. In order to accomplish these tasks, a photon analysis, delivery, and reduction system is now under development and construction and is presented here. This system will work on-line producing pulse-resolved information and will let users keep track of the photon beam parameters during the experiments.


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