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Simulations for novel free-electron lasers
Dnr:

SNIC 2018/3-347

Type:

SNAC Medium

Principal Investigator:

Vitaliy Goryashko

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2018-07-02

End Date:

2019-08-01

Primary Classification:

10306: Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation

Allocation

Abstract

We belong to a group at Uppsala University that works with the development of new concepts for ultrashort-pulse generation and the design of free-electron lasers (FELs). The FEL can produce extremely intense, ultrashort pulses by sending electrons accelerated to high energies through magnetic structures called undulators. Presently we are involved in the design studies for a soft X-ray FEL at MAX IV in Lund (the SXL) and for a compact FEL as part of an EU collaboration (CompactLight). Moreover, we collaborate with several multinational partners in the project that aims at developing new technologies for creating the shortest possible light pulses using FEL methods. In all these studies we will run simulations of the light-pulse generation process in the FEL which is time and disk-space consuming. In particular, we need to collect statistics for a sequence of many (~100) pulses produced by the FEL in order to obtain the full picture of the light-source properties. Such studies are not possible with the 128 GB storage space available with the standard computer project resources at UPPMAX. Hence, we ask for additional storage space.