Special Issue "Latest Trends in Free Electron Lasers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 15243
Interests: condensed matter under nonequilibrium conditions; electronic processes in light-activated functional materials; matter in extreme conditions; solid-density plasma; nonlinear interactions between extreme ultraviolet light and matter; ultrafast chemical reactions
I invite you to submit an original research paper, a review, or a perspective article to this Special Issue on “Trends in Free Electron Lasers” in Applied Sciences.
After about 10 years of intense development and necessary commissioning, the free electron laser (FEL) technology is reaching maturity and can provide ultrashort intense coherent X-ray and extreme ultraviolet pulses for innovative investigations on matter. Following a natural adaptation period, an interdisciplinary scientific community routinely working on FEL facilities has grown, incorporating synchrotron and table-top fs-laser know-how. Stimulated by experimental findings, theoretical scientists have begun to simulate FEL-driven ultrafast dynamics in matter and develop new nonequilibrium theoretical methods. Meanwhile, a novel class of FEL sources experts, the “FEL physicists”, have become crucial to the proper operation and improvement of FELs.
Today, people involved in the amazing rise of FELs can be proud of the work done and look to future advances. FEL users, aware of both the limits and the potential of FEL experimental methods and techniques, can now formulate ideas for breakthrough experiments and identify future scientific challenges with the assistance of advanced numerical calculations perfected by theoreticians. FEL physicists have the crucial role of further developing FEL sources, improving their performance and flexibility, and pursuing original FEL light generation schemes.
It is important to understand in what new directions the young FEL community is moving and inform both present and potential future members about promising opportunities.
The aim of this Special Issue is to anticipate and highlight scientific and technological trends involving FELs, facilitate the dissemination of new ideas in the field, and contribute to the consolidation of the FEL community. Topics of interest include:
- frontier FEL science;
- challenging FEL experiments to be attempted;
- novel experimental methods, instrumentation, and techniques;
- numerical calculations on nonequilibrium matter;
- simulation of ultrafast dynamics;
- breakthrough FEL technologies and devices;
- new FEL light generation schemes; and
- future developments of FEL facilities.
Your contribution to this Special Issue is welcome.
Dr. Emiliano Principi
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- free electron lasers
- FEL sources
- FEL light generation schemes
- relativistic linear accelerators
- FEL experimental methods
- ultrafast phenomena
- nonequilibrium matter
- sub-picosecond dynamics
- nonlinear x-ray/matter interaction
- high-energy and density matter
- coherent control
- ab initio theoretical calculations