The CompactLight Design Study

G D'Auria*, Amirah Adlia, M. Aicheler, Ayla Aksel-Aksoy, D Alesini, R. Apsimon, J. Arnsberg, Ronnie Hoekstra, G. Taylor, A. Mostacci

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CompactLight is a Design Study funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research
and innovation funding programme, with Grant Agreement No. 777431. CompactLight was conducted by
an International Collaboration of 23 international laboratories and academic institutions, three private
companies, and five third parties. The project, which started in January 2018 with a duration of 48
months, aimed to design an innovative, compact, and cost-effective hard X-ray FEL facility complemented
by a soft X-ray source to pave the road for future compact accelerator-based facilities. The result is an
accelerator that can be operated at up to 1 kHz pulse repetition rate, beyond today’s state of the art, using
the latest concepts for high brightness electron photoinjectors, very high gradient accelerating structures
in X-band, and novel short-period undulators. In this report, we summarize the main deliverable of the
project: the CompactLight Conceptual Design Report, which overviews the current status of the design
and addresses the main technological challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-208
Number of pages208
Journal The European Physical Journal Special Topics
Early online date22-Mar-2024
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2024


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