Workshop on the Science and Instrumentation
for the Linac Coherent Light Source
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Where SLAC Panofsky Auditorium
When Friday, October 15, 1999 (1:30 pm) Saturday, October 16, 1999 (5:00 pm)
Workshop Organizers: Ingolf Lindau / SSRL
(650) 926-3456
John Arthur / SSRL
(650) 926-3169
The workshop will address some of the scientific and technical issues related to the unique properties of the proposed Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS): subpicosecond time-structure, coherence and unprecedented high average/peak brightness in the angstrom spectral region.

The last plenary talks of SRI'99 conference on Friday morning, October 15, will set the stage for the workshop. In addition to novel scientific opportunities the workshop will focus on instrumental issues, reviewing the state-of-the-art and defining the necessary developments for LCLS in terms of: subpicosecond synchronization of pump-probe pulses, seeding of x-ray pulses, coherence preservation in optical elements, high field and power loads in optical components, sample radiation damage and subpicosecond detectors. Experiments under adverse conditions (e.g. extremely high magnetic fields, shock waves) requiring the time-structure and high peak brightness of LCLS will also be addressed.

Presentations will typically be 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes of discussion. A preliminary program will be posted in early September.

Participants are encouraged to let the workshop organizers (I. Lindau and J. Arthur) know if they want to make short contributions during the discussion periods.

LCLS Preliminary Program

Friday, October 15, 1999

1:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks K. Hodgson (SSRL)
1:45 LCLS-photon source properties J. Arthur (SSRL)
2:15 Coherent imaging and XPS using LCLS I. McNulty (APS)
3:00 Coffee break
3:30 Molecular structure in the femtosecond regime: Beyond ultrafast electron diffraction with an FEL J. Hastings (NSLS)
4:15 Femtosecond diffraction from isolated biomolecules and biomolecular fragments J. Hajdu (Uppsala Univ.)
5:00 Femtosecond x-ray science at the ALS: Recent results and future plans R. Schoenlein (LBNL)
Saturday, October 16, 1999
08:00 Continental breakfast
08:30 Synchronization of pump-probe pulses and other LCLS timing issues T. Kotseroglou (SLAC)
09:15 Thoughts on beam line optics for an FEL source A. Freund (ESRF)
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 TESLA beamlines and optics H. Schulte-Schrepping (DESY)
11:00 Issues on pump-probe, seeding and radiation damage at TESLA Test Facility J. Feldhaus (DESY)
11:30 Femtosecond, jitterfree streak camera G. Naylor (ESRF)
12:15 Lunch
13:00 LCLS-experimental areas and optics R. Tatchyn (SSRL)
13:45 XFEL prospects for atomic and molecular physics L. Young (APS)
14:30 Issues on coherent x-rays D. Attwood (LBNL)
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Beam lines for coherent x-ray applications in SPring-8; T. Ishikawa (SPring-8)
16:15 Possible dense plasma experiments with an XFEL R. Lee (LLNL)
17:00 Concluding remarks  

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