Compact XFEL Light Source

Compact XFEL Light Source

January 25, 2018


875 S. Palm Walk
Tempe, AZ 85281


George M. Bateman Physical Sciences Center H-wing, Room 151

Date and Time

January 26, 2018, 3:45 pm (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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Presented by Bill Graves, Ph. D., Associate Professor, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery

Bill Graves and colleagues are pursuing development of a very compact XFEL based on inverse Compton scattering from a nanopatterned electron beam. CXFEL depends on a novel method to produce transform-limited X-ray output in all dimensions, that is with all photons in a single degenerate quantum state. This method avoids the noise amplification of SASE by imprinting a well-defined coherent modulation on the electrons via diffraction in a thin crystal grating. The method allows for coherent control of the phase, frequency, bandwidth, pulse length and amplitude of the X-ray pulses and enables a variety of two-color or multicolor experiments with precisely tunable femtosecond delays for pump-probe experiments and perhaps even subcycle phase-locking of the multiple colors. This source is ideal for emerging techniques such as coherent diffractive imaging, stimulated X-ray Raman spectroscopy and Fourier transform resonant inelastic X-ray scattering for studying molecular dynamics and correlated electron effects. 

Location: George M. Bateman Physical Sciences Center H-wing, Room 151, 875 S. Palm Walk, Tempe, AZ 85281