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LPC News Briefs
October 17, 1997

LPC MEETING UPDATE

* Mark your calendars. The next meeting of the LPC will be held January 14-15, 1998 at Jefferson Lab. Make plans to attend now. Discussion topics include experimental beam time assignment, user equipment installation, and user proposals.

IR DEMO FEL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT COMPLETE!

* Ground was broken on the IR Demo FEL Project on June 11, 1996 with the start of construction of the FEL User Facility. On September 30, 1997, the construction of the project was essentially complete with funding from the Departments of Navy and DOE, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Northrop Grumman Corporation. The FEL hardware is installed and first electron beam out of the gun was produced September 29th. The task of commissioning the driver accelerator and the FEL has now begun. Kudos to everyone that has contributed to the project. Now the fun begins! First light should be produced in the spring and LPC members are invited to plan their experiments and equipment installations.

FUNDING

* FY97-98 funding for the FEL was released to Jefferson Lab in August. The FEL will receive $3.7M in DOD funding to commission the laser and begin an upgrade that will allow the laser to operate at shorter wavelengths (1 Ám).

APPLIED RESEARCH CENTER (ARC) CONSTRUCTION

* ARC construction still continues on schedule with the building opening holding for November. Only finish work remains to be completed. Jefferson Lab will occupy office and laboratory space along with the four local universities------Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, Norfolk State University and the College of William & Mary. In addition, several of the LPC industrial partners are planning to occupy ARC office space. LPC members are encouraged to consider the ARC Building for your needs in the future.

PROPOSALS FOR DOE/BES SUPPORT

* LPC members have proposed eighteen topics for basic science experiments that would complement the applied science to be done with the FEL. To date, thirteen of the these topics have been turned into pre-proposals that have been submitted to the DOE-Basic Energy Sciences Program Office for review.

* DOE-BES has a current call for proposals that should be of interest to all LPC members. Called the Partnerships for Academic-Industrial Research or (PAIR), this call is expressly written for university/industry pairs. Please check the web site at http:/www.doe.er.gov/production/grants/fr97_15.html for more details. The program manager of PAIR encourages LPC members to apply for this grant. Pre-proposals are due November 15, 1997.

WORKSHOP ON SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS OF 4TH GENERATION LIGHT SOURCES

* On October 27 - 29, Argonne National Laboratory is hosting a workshop on Scientific Applications of 4th Generation Light Sources that is co-sponsored by Jefferson Lab, Brookhaven National Lab, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lab and Argonne National Laboratory. This workshop is directly applicable to the Jefferson Lab FEL and should be of interest to many LPC members. For more information check the web page at http://www.aps.anl.gov/conferences/fel/.

FEL '98

* The International FEL'98 Conference will be held in Williamsburg August 16-21 in collaboration with Jefferson Lab. Anyone interested in this conference should contact Sue Ewing at Ewing@jlab.org for more information.

Edited by Linda Ware, Technology Transfer Communications. To submit information items email ware@jlab.org. The Laser Processing Consortium is a collaboration of industries, universities and Jefferson Lab members developing high power laser applications using Jefferson Lab's Free Electron Laser. The Free Electron Laser project is based on superconducting accelerator technology and once complete will provide broadly tunable, higher power, lower cost per unit light in the infrared than is currently available.






Current as of 17 October 1997; maintained by ware@jlab.org.