FLASH and the FLASH2020+ project—current status and upgrades for the free-electron laser in Hamburg at DESY
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr. 85, 22607, Hamburg, Germany
Accepted: 14 February 2023
Published online: 2 March 2023
The free-electron laser in Hamburg, FLASH, is the first extreme ultra-violet and soft X-ray free-electron laser (FEL) user facility and has been continuously upgraded since its start in 2005. Further major works are currently underway within the FLASH2020+ project that pioneeringly implements full repetition rate external seeding at a superconducting accelerator facility. With fully tunable undulators providing variable polarization FEL pulses, we expect FLASH to turn into the ideal spectroscopy machine for ultrafast processes within the coming years.
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