Attosecond pulse generation at the European XFEL
The Swedish Research Council reached a decision on November 7, 2022 on project grants and starting grants within Natural and Engineering Sciences. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is granted 27 430 000 SEK for the period 2023-2026 for in total six project grants and one starting grant. The projects will begin during 2023.
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Project title: Attosecond pulse generation at the European XFEL
Main applicant: Vitaliy Goryashko, FREIA
Grant amount: SEK 3 685 000 for the period 2023-2026
Ultrashort light pulses play an indispensable role in the progress of fundamental science, as they provide the necessary temporal resolution for probing and controlling ultrafast processes in matter. The purpose of this project is to drive further the theoretical and experimental development of XFELs and provide the user community with new attosecond capabilities at the European XFEL. The project capitalises on a close collaboration of the accelerator groups at Lund and Uppsala universities with the FEL development groups XFEL and DESY in Hamburg. In a joint endeavour, the project aims
- to design an attosecond undulator line at the European XFEL;
- to develop new methods for the generation of tunable double attosecond pulses in XFELs;
- to collaborate on the experimental realisation of attosecond pulse generation at the European XFEL;
- to extend the VR-supported Swedish engagement into the European XFEL and collaboration on the photon source development.
The development of attosecond capabilities at the European XFEL within this project will be of direct benefit to the Swedish user community. Furthermore, our joint research groups aim at shaping the attosecond development in the way that enables new ground-breaking research.