Progress of the LUNEX5 demonstator Project

Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie, Chamseddine Benabderrahmane, Philippe Berteaud, Serge Bielawski, Charles Bourassin-Bouchet, Francois Bouvet, Bertrand Carré, Lodovico Cassinari, Lilian Chapuis, Jean Daillant, Xavier Davoine, Nicolas Delerue (+39 others)
LUNEX5 (free electron Laser Using a New accelerator for the Exploitation of X-ray radiation of 5th generation) aims at investigating the production of short, intense, coherent pulses in the 40-4 nm spectral range [1]. It comprises two types of accelerators connected to a single Free Electron Laser (FEL) for advanced seeding configurations (seeding with High order Harmonic in Gas, echo). A 400 MeV superconducting Linear Accelerator, adapted for studies of advanced FEL schemes, will enable future
more » ... will enable future upgrade towards high repetition rate and multi-user operation by splitting part of the macropulse to different FEL lines. A 0.4 - 1 GeV Laser Wake Field Accelerator (LWFA) [2] will also be qualified by the FEL application. After the Conceptual Design Report, R&D has been launched on different sub components. Following transport theoretical studies of longitudinal and transverse manipulation of a LWFA electron beam enabling to provide theoretical amplification, a test experiment is under preparation.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2014-thpro003 fatcat:flnbkj2fpvf73pywrofrfdtbxq