The project will add a second X-ray laser beam that’s 10,000 times brighter, on average, than the first one and fires 8,000 times faster, up to a million pulses per second.
The project, known as LCLS-II, will greatly increase the power and capacity of SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) for experiments that sharpen our view of how nature works on the atomic level and on ultrafast timescales. The video, below, gives an overview of LCLS and the upcoming upgrade.
FMT’s LC3-540 will provide the protection for LCLS-II’s high power solid state amplifiers. We are proud to support SLAC in their increasingly ambitious projects.