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Amano, Sho, 0Q

André, Jean-Michel, 0D

Arbelo Pena, Yunieski, 0P

Artyukov, I. A., 07, 0Y

Ayele, M., 0O

Barbato, Francesco, 0P

Barte, Ellie Floyd, 15

Bartnik, A., 0O

Baumgarten, Cory, 0F

Bencivenga, F., 0L

Berrill, Mark, 0F

Blank, V. D., 0X, 0Y

Bleiner, Davide, 0I, 0P

Borgschulte, Andreas, 0P

Braenzel, J., 09

Calvi, A., 0L

Chao, W., 0G

Cirelli, Claudio, 0P

Cotelo, Manuel, 03

Czwartos, J., 0O

Dal Zilio, S., 0L

Dehlinger, A., 09

Delmelle, Renaud, 0P

Denisov, V. N., 0X

Duffin, A. M., 0G

Dunne, Padraig, 15

Dyachkov, N. V., 07

Escudero, Juan Carlos, 03

Faenov, A., 0S

Fava, C., 0L

Feshchenko, R. M., 07, 0Y

Fiedorowicz, H., 0O

Foglia, L., 0L

Fok, T., 0O

Gasilov, S. V., 0X

Gerusina, S., 0L

Gessini, Alessandro, 0D

Gobessi, R., 0L

González-Fernández, Agustín, 03

Green, T., 0G

Hasegawa, N., 0S

Hernández-García, Carlos, 0V

Inogamov, N., 0S

Ishino, M., 0S

Jonas, A., 08

Jonnard, Philippe, 0D

Jung, R., 08, 09

Kando, M., 0S

Kanngießer, B., 08

Kawachi, T., 0S

Kodama, R., 0S

Kos, Domagoj, 15

Kurdi, G., 0L

Kuznetsov, I., 0G

Kyaw, C. N., 0F

Le Guen, Karine, 0D

Limpouch, Jiri, 15

Lokasani, Ragava, 15

Luebcke, A., 09

Maguire, Oisin, 15

Mahne, N., 0L

Manfredda, M., 0L

Mantouvalou, I., 08

Marconi, Mario C., 0F

Martyushov, S. Yu., 0X

Masciotti, V., 0L

Masciovecchio, Claudio, 0D, 0L

Matruglio, A., 0L

McCormack, Tom, 15

Menoni, Carmen S., 0F, 0G

Mincigrucci, Riccardo, 0D, 0L

Nilsen, Joseph, 0C

Nishikino, M., 0S

O’Reilly, Fergal, 15

O’Sullivan, Gerry, 15

Odstrcil, M., 0O

Oliva, Eduardo, 03

Parkman, T., 0O

Patterson, Bruce, 0P

Pedicone, Michael, 0F

Peyrusse, Olivier, 0D

Picón, Antonio, 0K, 0V

Pikuz, T., 0S

Plaja, Luis, 0V

Polunina, A. V., 07

Polyakov, S. N., 0X, 0Y

Popov, N. L., 07, 0Y

Principi, Emiliano, 0D, 0L

Proska, Jan, 15

Raimondi, L., 0L

Reagan, Brendan A., 0F

Regehly, M., 09

Rego, Laura, 0V

Ritter, S., 09

Rocca, Jorge J., 0F, 0G

Sambalova, Olga, 0P

Sanchís, Alberto, 03

San Román, Julio, 0V

Schnuerer, M., 09

Seim, C., 09

Sheridan, Paul, 15

Shlyaptsev, Vyacheslav N., 0F

Shvedunov, V. I., 07

Simoncig, Alberto, 0D, 0L

Skobelev, I., 0S

Sokell, Emma, 15

Stiel, H., 08, 09

Stolcova, Lucie, 15

Terentiev, S. A., 0X

Torrisi, A., 0O

Tuemmler, J., 09

Turnová, J., 0O

Turpin, Alex, 0V

Velarde, Pedro, 03

Vera, Javier, 03

Vicéns, Sergio, 03

Vinogradov, A. V., 07, 0Y

Vondrová, Š., 0O

Wachulak, P., 0O

Wang, Hanchen, 0F

Wang, Shoujun, 0F

Wang, Yong, 0F

Węgrzyński, Ł., 0O

Witte, K., 08

Wu, Meiyi, 0D

Yaroslavtsev, A. A., 0Y

Yin, Liang, 0F

Zangrando, M., 0L

Zhakhovsky, V., 0S

Zholudev, S. I., 0X, 0Y

Conference Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Jiri Homola, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

  • Bedrich Rus, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

  • Chris Edwards, Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom)

  • Mike Dunne, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (United States), and Linac Coherent Light Source (United States)

  • Ivo Rendina, Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi, CNR (Italy)

Conference Chairs

  • Annie Klisnick, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud 11 (France)

  • Carmen S. Menoni, Colorado State University (United States)

Conference Programme Committee

  • Jens Biegert, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)

  • Hiroyuki Daido, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)

  • Yasin Ekinci, Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland)

  • Sylvie Jacquemot, Ecole Polytechnique (France)

  • Do-Kyeong Ko, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)

  • Michaela Kozlová, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

  • Ciaran L. S. Lewis, Queen's University Belfast (United Kingdom)

  • Stefan P. Moeller, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (United States)

  • Peter Viktor Nickles, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)

  • Joseph Nilsen, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)

  • Jorge J. Rocca, Colorado State University (United States)

  • Regina Soufli, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)

  • Szymon Suckewer, Princeton University (United States)

  • Gregory J. Tallents, The University of York (United Kingdom)

  • Alexander Vladimirovich Vinogradov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)

  • Marco Zangrando, Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. (Italy)

Session Chairs

  • Laboratory-scale Soft X-ray Lasers and Coherent X-ray Sources

    Jorge J. Rocca, Colorado State University (United States)

  • Soft X-Ray Applications I

    Michaela Kozlová, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

  • New Concepts for High-Brightness X-ray Sources

    Stéphane Sebban, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)

  • Laboratory-scale Soft X-ray Lasers and Applications

    Sylvie Jacquemot, Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses (France)

  • Scientific Applications of Laser- and Accelerator- based X-ray

    Sources: Joint Session with Conferences 10237 and 10243

    Thomas Tschentscher, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)

  • Temporal, Spatial and Coherence Diagnostics of

    Ultrashort X-ray Pulses: Joint Session with Conferences 10237 and 10243

    Carmen S. Menoni, Colorado State University (United States)

  • Soft X-Ray Applications II

    Hyung Taek Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)

  • High-order Harmonics and Applications

    Joseph Nilsen, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)

  • High Brightness and Ultrashort X-ray and EUV Sources: Joint Session with Conferences 10237 and 10243

    Annie Klisnick, Université Paris-Sud 11 (France)


The X-ray Lasers and Coherent X-ray Sources: Development and Applications conference was held in Prague, Czech Republic on April 24-27, 2017. The conference was part of the SPIE Optics and Optoelectronics Conference that attracts 16 other topical conferences, some of which complement the topics covered by X-ray Lasers and Coherent X-ray Sources: Development and Applications. The conference gathered an international group of participants that through invited and contributed talks described the most recent developments in the generation and applications of intense X-rays from plasmabased x-ray lasers, 4th generation accelerator-based sources and high-order harmonic (HOH) generation. Three joint sessions on accelerator based sources, metrology and applications were co-organized with SPIE conference 10237 “XRay Free Electron Lasers: Advances in Source Development and Applications”. There were also several sessions that described the state-of-the art in optics and applications of these sources in imaging and spectroscopies.

Work presented at the conference showed significant advances of plasma based x-ray lasers.Seeding of x-ray laser amplifiers with high order harmonics (HOH) is providing opportunities to control polarization, realize full spatial coherence and potentially achieve femtosecond pulse duration. Besides already demonstrated high average power, plasma based x-ray lasers have reached output wavelengths down to 6.89 nm with micro-joule pulse energies suited for applications. Some high energy laser facilities already established and others that are projected to come into operation in the next few years are paving the way to further the development of plasma based x-ray lasers as well as other coherent high brightness x-ray sources.

The conference held three joint sessions on “Scientific Applications of Laser- and Accelerator-based X-ray Sources,” “Temporal, Spatial and Coherence Diagnostics of Ultrashort X-ray Pulses,” and “High Brightness and Ultrashort X-ray and EUV Sources,” with SPIE Conference 10237 that were very well attended. Seeding of Free Electron Lasers to control coherence, reaching attosecond pulse durations and generating high quality electron beams to improve FEL output were discussed. Diagnostics of the temporal, spatial and coherence properties of the x-ray sources’ output incentivized interest from the whole community as precise diagnostics of the output of coherent x-ray sources is critical for applications.

The sessions in applications highlighted important advances in imaging, and spectroscopy that are impacting materials science and biology. Access to excitation of inner shell electrons in atoms and molecules with the energetic X-ray photons has enabled the implementation of absorption, near edge and photoelectron emission spectroscopies some of which are exploiting the short pulse duration of the x-ray emission to track ultrafast dynamics, such as in bond breaking. Advances in high resolution x-ray imaging using different geometries that include lensless, phase contrast imaging, holography and aerial geometries using table-top x-ray lasers, HOH and incoherent sources were presented. The control of polarization in HOH and plasma and accelerator based soft x-ray lasers, the ability to generate phase vortices with advanced optics or by tailoring the driving laser output as in HOH as presented at the conference will have a significant impact in broadening the application’s landscape.

We gratefully acknowledge the continued support of SPIE for the field of x-ray lasers. The outstanding organization of the conference at all stages as well as the efforts of the staff towards the publication of the proceedings volume is also acknowledged. We would like to thank the Program Committee for their support and guidance and to the session chairs for their help in the running of the conference. Finally we thank the many participants for their high quality scientific contributions to the 2017 meeting.

Annie Klisnick

Carmen S. Menoni

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