Experimental set-up and procedures for the investigation of XUV free electron laser interactions with solids

TitleExperimental set-up and procedures for the investigation of XUV free electron laser interactions with solids
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsR. Sobierajski, M. Jurek, J. Chalupsky, J. Krzywinski, T. Burian, S.D Farahani, V. Hajkova, M. Harmand, L. Juha, D. Klinger, R.A Loch, C. Ozkan, J.B Pelka, K. Sokolowski-Tinten, H. Sinn, S. Toleikis, K. Tiedtke, T. Tschentscher, H. Wabnitz, J. Gaudin
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume8
PaginationP02010
Date PublishedFeb
ISBN Number1748-0221
Abstract

In this article, we describe the experimental station and procedures for investigating the interaction of short-wavelength free-electron lasers (FELs) pulses with solids. With the advent of these sources, a unique combination of radiation properties (including wavelength range from tens of nanometers down to sub-Angstroms, femtosecond pulse duration, and high pulse energy reaching milli-Joules level) creates new research possibilities for the systematic studies of radiation-induced structural changes in solids. However, the properties of the intense FEL radiation generate, apart from the new experimental opportunities, extreme demands on the experimental set-up (mostly in terms of radiation hardness of detectors and their saturation levels). Thus, radiation-induced phase transitions in solids, beyond the fundamental scientific interest, are of importance for the design of FEL beamlines and instruments which interact with the direct beam. In this report, we focus on the instrumentation and experimental techniques used in the recent studies performed at the FLASH facility in Hamburg.

DOI10.1088/1748-0221/8/02/p02010
Division

nSI

Department

AXO

PID

8169699ff05dee7e4a432449414657db

Alternate TitleJ. Instrum.

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