Compact (EUV & X-ray) Light Sources

Compact (EUV & X-ray) Light Sources

The aim of the Compact EUV and X-ray Light Source meeting is to assemble experts in both source technologies and their applications to present and exchange ideas and improve community wide understanding of current and future source capabilities, and current and future application needs. At this meeting the latest results in the development of these sources will be presented as well as descriptions of efforts to mature the technology so that they meet the requirements needed in order to transition the technology to industrial and medical applications. Conference topics will include relevant  applications and source concepts and technologies in the EUV through hard-ray regime.

The collocation with the High-Intensity Sources and High-Field Phenomena Topical meeting (HILAS) meeting provides a unique opportunity to expand interaction with multidisciplinary groups that shares a broad range of interests and goal.

Emerging, compact extreme-ultraviolet and x-ray sources that exhibit high brightness and are small enough to be installed in laboratories at educational and research institutions, manufacturing facilities, hospitals, and other suitable sites, will revolutionize scientific and technical disciplines, complementing both existing and future large scale synchrotron radiation and free-electron laser sources. Applications span a wide range including biomedical, semiconductor manufacturing, fundamental and applied research, environmental engineering, industrial non-destructive testing and screening, and defense and security.

1. EUV through hard-x-ray sources and components
  • Compact storage ring sources
  • Compact Free-electron lasers
  • Inverse Compton scattering sources
  • Laser and discharge produced plasma sources
  • Terahertz-based sources
  • X-ray laser sources
  • High-harmonic generation sources
  • Radio frequency cavities and guns
  • Undulators and wigglers (including permanent magnet, short-period microwave and THz undulators, superconducting devices)
  • Magnets and multiband achromats
  • High power lasers
  • Vacuum chambers and components
  • Others

2. Applications
  • EUV lithography and mask inspection
  • Semiconductor wafer inspection and metrology
  • Phase contrast imaging and tomography
  • Medical and clinical imaging
  • Biological imaging
  • Macromolecular crystallography
  • Cultural heritage studies
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Ultrafast and dynamic studies
  • Wide field imaging
  • Others

3. Instrumentation, optics, detectors, data management and processing
Tor Raubenheimer, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Stanford University, USA, The Future of Compact Accelerator Technology for Compact EUV and Ex-ray Sources, Plenary

Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, Compression of High Energy Pulses to the Sub-attosecond Regime: Route to Exawatt Laser Subatomic Physics, Plenary

Ali Belkacem, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUnited StatesLight Induced Self-organization of Metal Nanoparticles in TiO2 Probed with Intense Femtosecond Extreme Ultraviolet Pulses, Keynote

Hans Hertz, Kungliga Tekniska HogskolanSwedenPropagation-Based Phase-Contrast Imaging with Laboratory Sources, Keynote

Tetsuya Ishikawa, RIKENJapanDevelopment of Accelerator-Based Compact EUV and X-ray Sources in Japan, Keynote

Franz Kaertner, Center for Free Electron Laser ScienceGermanyA THz Driven Attosecond X-ray Source, Keynote

Henry Kapteyn, Kapteyn-Murnane LaboratoriesUnited StatesPractical Tabletop “X-ray Lasers” Implemented Using High Harmonic Generation, Keynote

Joseph Kline, National Inst of Standards & TechnologyUnited StatesCompact X-ray Sources for Metrology Applications in the Semiconductor Industry , Keynote

David Moncton, MITUnited StatesCompact X-ray Sources: Addressing the Limitations of the Large User Facilities, Keynote

James Rosenzweig, University of California Los AngelesUnited StatesPhysics and Technology of High Flux Linear Accelerator-Based Inverse Compton Scattering Sources, Keynote

Jeroen Van Tilborg, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUnited StatesA Free Electron Laser driven by Laser Plasma Acceleration, Keynote
Sandra Biedron, Colorado State UniversityUnited StatesAdvanced Controls for Accelerators, Invited

John Byrd, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUnited StatesNew Opportunities for High Brightness Compact Storage Ring Light Sources, Invited

Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie, Synchrotron SOLEILFranceTowards Compact Free Electron Lasers, Invited

Luca Cultrera, Cornell UniversityUnited StatesHigh Performance Photocathode Guns for ERLs and FELs, Invited

Danielle Dowek, Univ Paris-Sud ISMOFranceOPT2X: Optimizing XUV Optical Pulses for Ultrafast Science in Paris-Saclay, Invited

Thomas Elsaesser, Max Born InstituteGermanyCompact High-brightness Hard X-ray Sources Driven by Femtosecond Mid-infrared Pulses, Invited

Akira Endo, HiLase, Czech RepublicCzech RepublicPicosecond, kW Thin Disc Laser Technology for LPP and FEL EUV Sources, Invited

Joel England, SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryUnited StatesProspects for a Compact Radiation Source Using Dielectric Laser Accelerators, Invited

Siegfried Glenzer, SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryUnited StatesHigh-Power Laser Pump-Probe Experiments At The Linac Coherent Light Source, Invited

Efim Gluskin, Argonne National LaboratoryUnited StatesNovel Undulators for x-ray FELs , Invited

William Graves, Arizona State UniversityUnited StatesCompact X-ray Light Source R&D at Arizona State University, Invited

Björn Hansson, ExcillumSwedenMetaljet X-ray Source Technology, Invited

Christoph Heyl, University of Colorado at Boulder JILAUnited StatesHigh-average Power High-Harmonic and Attosecond Sources: Status and Prospects, Invited

Thorsten Kamps, Helmholtz Zentrum BerlinSRF Gun Development for Energy Recovery Linac Applications, Invited

Kwang-Je Kim, Argonne National LaboratoryUnited StatesA Harmonic X-ray FEL Oscillator, Invited

John M. J. Madey, University of Hawai'iUnited StatesUse of Etendue and Energy Spread to Assess Inverse-Compton X-ray Sources for Applications, Invited

Stephen Milton, Colorado State UniversityUnited States1D FEL Simulations Utilizing Laser Undulators, Invited

Jorge Rocca, Colorado State UniversityUnited StatesHigh Repetition Rate Soft X-ray Lasers and Bright X-ray Sources from Plasmas, Invited

Fernando Sannibale, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUnited StatesThe VHF-Gun, the LBNL High-Brightness Electron Photo-Injector for MHz-class Repetition-rate Applications, Invited

Marco Stampanoni, ETH ZurichSwitzerlandGratings-interferometry at Hard X-Ray: An Emerging Imaging Technique for Medical, Life and Material Science Applications, Invited

Sami Tantawi, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center(SLAC)Advanced rf Acceleration and its Applications to Future Light Sources, Invited

Jochen Teichert, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-RossendorfGermanyPerformance and Application Status of the Superconducting Photoinjector at ELBE, Invited

Yusuke Teramoto, Ushio IncSn-fueled High-brightness Compact EUV Light Source, Invited

Donald Umstadter, University of Nebraska LincolnUnited StatesAll-laser-driven Compton x-ray Light Source, Invited

Wenbing Yun, Sigray Inc.United StatesA New Type of Super Bright Laboratory X-ray Source, Invited

Xiaomei Zhang, SIOM, CASChinaX-ray Wakefield Acceleration and Betatron Radiation in Nanotubes, Invited
General Chairs
Lahsen Assoufid, Argonne National Lab, USA
Patrick Naulleau, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA

Program Committee Members
Uwe Arp, NIST, USA
Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie, Synchrotron SOLEIL, France
Akira Endo, HiLase, Czech Republic
William Graves, Arizona State Univ., USA
Debbie Gustafson, Energetiq Technology, Inc., USA
Hans Hertz, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden
Bob Hettel, Stanford Univ., USA
Tetsuya Ishikawa, RIKEN, Japan
Franz Kaertner, Center for Free Electron Laser Science, Germany
Marino Marsi, Univ Paris-Sud LPS, France
Piero Pianetta, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, USA
Jorge Rocca, Colorado State Univ., USA
Wenbing Yun, Sigray, Inc., USA
Zhentang Zhao, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, China

Plenary Session
High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress will feature two highly regarded plenary speakers during this Congress wide session.

Tor Raubenheimer,SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Stanford University, USA
Gérard Mourou,École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

The OSA Centennial Celebration Reception
The Optical Society (OSA) celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, marking a century of innovation. Throughout the Centennial, OSA will honor the significance of these advancements and others while also empowering the next generation of optics and photonics leaders.  Come celebrate with us during the Congress reception with appetizers and drinks.  Attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guests.  

Poster Session
Poster presentations offer an effective way to communicate new research findings and provide a venue for lively and detailed discussion between presenters and interested viewers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss current research one-on-one with the presenters.

Tor Raubenheimer, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Stanford University, USA

The Future of Compact Accelerator Technology for Compact EUV and Ex-ray Sources
Over the last few years, enormous improvements have been made in the understanding and development of high-brightness compact accelerators.  This talk will consider the state-of-the art and describe concepts and fundamental as well as technical challenges of generating EUV and soft X-rays in compact sources. 

Tor Raubenheimer is a professor at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Stanford University.  He is an expert in accelerator physics, design issues in high energy linear accelerators, ion/beam-plasma instabilities in rings and linacs, and effects during bunch length compression.  Since 2011, Prof. Raubenheimer has been leading the accelerator physics design for the LCLS-II, a future high power X-Ray Free Electron Laser based on a 4 GeV Superconducting RF linac.  From 2007 through 2011, Prof. Raubenheimer was Division Director for the SLAC Accelerator Research Division, responsible for a budget from DOE HEP and DOE BES where he helped launch the SLAC FACET Test Facility as well as SLAC LHC Accelerator Research (LARP) and SLAC Muon Accelerator (MAP) R&D efforts.  Between 1997 and 2007, he was the head of Accelerator Physics for the Next Linear Collider project and the head of the International Linear Collider Division at SLAC.  He is also PI of the Echo R&D program, supported by DOE BES.  Prof. Raubenheimer joined the SLAC faculty in 1997 and has been a full professor since 2007.  He has authored over 45 refereed journal articles and 300 conference papers.  He is Chair-Elect of the APS Division of Physics of Beams and is a fellow of the American Physical Society.  He received the American Physical Society's Division of Beams and is a fellow of the American Physical Society.  He received the American Physical Society's Division of Beam Physics Dissertation Award as well as the U.S. Particle Accelerator School Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology.

Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Compression of High Energy Pulses to the Sub-attosecond Regime: Route to Exawatt Laser Subatomic Physics
Laser amplification to extreme peak power offers a new paradigm unifying the atomic and subatomic worlds, to include Nuclear physics, High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology. We will review present and future steps that could culminate to exawatt pulses with sub-attosecond duration making possible TeV/cm accelerators.

Gérard A. Mourou is a Professor, member of the Haut Collège at the Ecole Polytechnique (France), A.D. Moore Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Director of the new center IZEST(International Center for Zeptosecond-Exawatt Science and Technology) at the Ecole Polytechnique.

He is recognized worldwide for his work in ultrafast science and technology, mainly for his co- invention with student Donna Strickland of the laser amplification technique, called Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA). CPA has been the gateway of the attosecond field and high field physics. As such he is often referred as the father of the Ultra High Field Science. CPA enabled him to introduce femtosecond ophthalmology that benefits one million patients per year for cornea and cataract surgeries.

He returned to France in 2005 and proposed the creation of the European Infrastructure ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure). ELI is built on three countries, the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. It is dedicated to the production of extremely intense pulses as a novel paradigm to High Energy Particle Physics.

Gérard Mourou is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (USA). He is also a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Austria and Lombardy. He has received a number of awards including:
  • Recipient of the 2009 Charles H. Townes Award from the Optical Society of America
  • Recipient of the 2007 Grand Prix Carnot from the French National Academy
  • Recipient of the 2005 of the Physics of Quantum Electronics Lamb Medal
  • Recipient of the 2004 Chaire d’ Excellence from the French Ministry of Research
  • Recipient of the 2004 Quantum Electronic Award from IEEE-LEOS
  • Recipient of the 2002 Russel Award from the University of Michigan (Highest Honor from the University)
  • Recipient of the 1999 D. Sarnoff Award from IEEE, for pioneering contributions to high speed, high intensity optoelectronic measurement techniques, including electro-optic sampling and femtosecond high-voltage introducing the concept of Chirped Pulse Amplification for laser systems to boost optical power peaks to switching
  • Recipient of the 1997 H. Edgerton Award from the SPIE, in recognition of many significant contributions, both scientific and technical, to the Field Ultrafast Phenomena, foremost among these is the invention of Chirped Pulse Amplification, now used throughout the world in the Ultrafast Laboratories
  • Recipient of the 1995 R. W. Wood Prize, from the OSA, for contributions to the field of Ultrafast Optics in particular for bringing the peak power to unprecedented levels
  • Chevalier de la Legion d’ Honneur 2012