The CompactLight design study

D'Auria, G. and Cross, A.W. and Nix, L. and Zhang, L. The CompactLight project (2019) The CompactLight design study. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Particle Accelerator Conference. JACoW, AUS, pp. 1756-1759. ISBN 978-3-95450-208-0

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    The H₂020 CompactLight Project (www. aims at designing the next generation of compact X-rays Free-Electron Lasers, relying on very high gradient accelerating structures (X-band, 12 GHz), the most advanced concepts for bright electron photo injectors, and innovative compact short-period undulators. Compared to existing facilities, the proposed facility will benefit from a lower electron beam energy, due to the enhanced undulators performance, and will be significantly more compact, with a smaller footprint, as a consequence of the lower energy and the high-gradient X-band structures. In addition, the whole infrastructure will also have a lower electrical power demand as well as lower construction and running costs.