Free electron laser at Berkeley / SLAC

There is an interesting research area that Berkeley Labs and SLAC are getting into that might work for me.  The project is a free electron laser (FEL), which is being coordinated by John Corlett of the Berkeley Lab Accelerator and Fusion Research Division.   A photoemission cathode will be used to pulse out groups of about 10^6 electrons that will be streamed through a linear accelerator and then accelerated/decelerated in pulses yielding x-rays.  The goal of this is to produce a very high quality light-source.

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