XXIII Elettra Users' Meeting: Multicolor FEL pulses and coherent control on the attosecond time scale opening new science perspectives

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(ph. Roberto Barnabà)

The second workshop of the Elettra User Meeting "Multicolor FEL pulses and coherent control on the attosecond time scale opening new science perspectives", was held December 10-11, 2015 at the Adriatico Guesthouse of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) .

The most recent light sources, extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and X-ray free electron lasers (FELs), have extended tabletop laser experiments to shorter wavelengths, adding element and chemical state specificity by exciting and probing electronic transitions from core levels. Through their unique properties, combining femtosecond X-ray pulses with coherence and enormous peak brightness, the FELs have enabled studies of a broad class of dynamic phenomena in matter that crosses many scientific disciplines and have led to major breakthroughs in the last few years. In this workshop, we discussed how the advances in the performance of the FELs, with respect to coherent control and multi-color pulse production, may push the development of original experimental strategies to study non-equilibrium behavior of matter at the attosecond–nanometer time–length scales. This would have a tremendous impact as an experimental tool to investigate a large array of phenomena ranging from nano dynamics in complex materials to phenomena that are at the heart of conversion of light into other forms of energy. 

The excellent quality of the scientific program and the high participation number (88 participants from Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United States) testify the success of the workshop that paved the way to many future collaboration among the attendees.

A dedicated session of the workshop was the awards ceremony for the Fonda-Fasella prizeDuring the workshop a visit to FERMI was organized.

Claudio Masciovecchio





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