Porthos Workshop: Science opportunities at a fully coherent, femtosecond-synchronized, variable polarization, tender to hard x-ray XFEL

Hotel Blume, Baden

Hotel Blume, Baden

Christoph Bostedt (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)

SwissFEL is currently operating two undulator lines in parallel, the Athos line in the soft x-ray regime and the Aramis line in the hard x-ray regime. The SwissFEL design allows for one more undulator line, the Porthos line. 

Current developments in accelerator science and technology, undulators, and seeding concepts around the globe put fully coherent, x-ray free-electron lasers into reach. Electron beam manipulation with optical timing systems could enable femtosecond timing accuracy between optical and x-ray lasers. Advances in undulator technology allow for full polarization control.

During this workshop we will discuss science opportunities from a fully coherent, femtosecond synchronized, variable polarization, tender to hard x-ray free-electron laser line. The workshop will cover topics from the latest developments ranging from ultrafast laser sciences to quantum optics, amo and condensed matter physics to chemical, biological, and materials sciences. 

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    • 9:30 AM
      Arrival Coffee
    • Introduction to Porthos and Accelerator Concepts
      Convener: Christoph Bostedt (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 1
        Speaker: Gabriel Aeppli (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 2
        Introduction to the workshop and background
        Speaker: Christoph Bostedt (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 3
        SwissFEL statuts and lessons learned from Athos
        Speaker: Thomas Schietinger (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 4
        Accelerator concepts for Porthos
        Speaker: Sven Reiche (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 5
    • 12:30 PM
    • International FEL Context
      Convener: Christoph Bostedt (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 6
        The European XFEL hard X-ray strategy
        Speaker: Richard Bean (Eu-XEL)
      • 7
        Short wavelength, fully coherent light experiments at FERMI
        Speaker: Kevin Prince (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste)
      • 8
        Attosecond X-ray sciences at LCLS
        Speaker: James Cryan (SLAC / Stanford)
      • 9
    • 4:00 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Attosecond Sciences
      Convener: Kirsten Andrea Schnorr (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 10
        Attosecond entanglement and coherence
        Speaker: Mark Vrakking (Max-Born-Institute, Berlin)
      • 11
        Quantum dynamics and control
        Speaker: Thomas Pfeifer (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
      • 12
        Extending attochemistry to solvated and chiral molecules
        Speaker: Hans-Jakob Wörner (ETH Zürich)
      • 13
    • Condensed Matter Physics
      Conveners: Roman Mankowsky (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), Dr Simon Gerber (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 14
        Attosecond physics in materials sciences
        Speaker: Lukas Gallmann (ETH Zürich)
      • 15
        Non-equilibrium control of electronic and magnetic order in complex materials
        Speaker: Michael Först (Max-Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter)
      • 16
        Dynamics of quantum materials
        Speaker: Simon Wall (Aarhus University)
      • 17
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • Coherent Imaging
      Convener: Bill Francesco Pedrini (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 18
        Developments in imaging and opportunities at XFELs
        Speaker: Manuel Guizar Sicairos (EPFL / PSI)
      • 19
        Ultrafast 3D imaging of nanoparticles
        Speaker: Daniela Rupp (ETH Zürich)
      • 20
        Imaging materials dynamics
        Speaker: Allan Johnson (IMDEA Madrid)
      • 21
    • 1:00 PM
    • New Concepts (Theory)
      Convener: Gregor Knopp (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 22
        Non-linear X-ray phenomena
        Speaker: Nina Rohringer (Universität Hamburg)
      • 23
        Quantum imaging / Quantum optics meets X-rays
        Speaker: Joachim von Zanthier (Universität Erlangen)
      • 24
        Quantum light and spectroscopy
        Speaker: Frank Schlawin (Universität Hamburg)
      • 25
    • 4:00 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
      Convener: Camila Bacellar (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 26
        Imaging nuclear coherent dynamics
        Speaker: Martin Meedom Nielsen (Technical University of Denmark)
      • 27
        Coherences in biology
        Speaker: Ilme Schlichting (Max Planck Institute for Medical Research)
      • 28
        Coherences in (bio-)molecular systems
        Speaker: Jasper van Thor (Imperial College, London)
      • 29
    • New Concepts (Experiments)
      Convener: Andre Al Haddad (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 30
        Attosecond resonant imaging
        Speaker: Tais Gorkhover (Universität Hamburg)
      • 31
        X-ray quantum optics
        Speaker: Ralf Röhlsberger (Universität Jena)
      • 32
        Electron wave packet interferometry at FLASH
        Speaker: Tim Laarmann (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY)
      • 33
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • Workshop Wrap Up
      Conveners: Andre Al Haddad (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), Bill Francesco Pedrini (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), Camila Bacellar (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), Gregor Knopp (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), Kirsten Andrea Schnorr (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), Roman Mankowsky (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), Dr Simon Gerber (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 12:00 PM