Stanford Linear Accelerator Facility
In California, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Facility
(SLAC) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have chosen Sunnyvale-based
Calmar Laser’s Cazadero, a femtosecond fiber laser chirped pulse amplifier
system for synchronized time-resolved experiments that reveal structural changes
in novel material systems. The system provides up to 20-μJ pulse energies at
repetition rates up to a few megahertz and a typical pulse width of <500 fs.
At SLAC, the technology is being used in experiments that could lead to the development
of more efficient next-generation photovoltaic or biomedical materials. At Lawrence
Berkeley, the Cazadero is enabling the development of a next-generation light source
– a high-repetition-rate, high-brightness x-ray source that will enable cinematic
imaging of dynamics, determination of the structure of heterogeneous systems and
the development of novel nonlinear x-ray spectroscopies.
- x-ray source
- A material or system that emits x-rays.
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