Technical Conference:
13 – 18 May 2018
15 – 17 May 2018

Ultrafast Laser Technology for X-Ray Free Electron Lasers

Symposium Organizers

Alan Fry, Stanford Univeristy, USA
Ingmar Hartl, DESY, Germany

XUV and X-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) require for their operation highly reliable ultrafast laser systems with unique and challenging capabilities for both the generation and manipulation of the electron beam, and for the delivery of spatially and temporally overlapped laser fields coincident with the X-ray beam on sample for pump-probe experiments. Examples of technical challenges include spatio-temporal pulse shaping, tunability from UV to THz, and sub-fs timing and synchronization to external clocks. With four XFELs currently in operation worldwide and several more under construction, the issues surrounding optical laser systems for XFELs is of significant interest to both the facilities that deliver these capabilities and to the international community of facility users who will rely on this technology during beamtimes.  In this symposium we will discuss current and future requirements and opportunities for ultrafast laser systems.

Invited Speakers

Ryan Coffee, SLAC, USA
Timing & Synchronization of Lasers at XFELs  

Lutz Winkelmann, DESY, Germany
Photocathode Lasers

Christop Hauri, SwissFEL, Switzerland
Intense Laser-based THz Sources for XFEL Experiments
Miltcho Danailov, FERMI@Elettra, Italy
Laser-based Soft X-ray FEL Seeding: Recent Advances and Outlook at FERMI

Tino Lang, DESY, Germany
High Rep-Rate Pump-Probe-Lasers for XFELs

Wilfried Wurth, University of Hamburg, Germany
Ultrafast Laser-Enabled Science at XFELs

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