Advanced Free-Electron Laser Facility
The Los Alamos Advanced Free-Electron Laser (AFEL) Facility is a versatile tool for applications requiring high-brightness electron beams or a tunable source of high-energy infrared light pulses in the wavelength range of 4 microns to 100 microns. This machine has been used to address a wide diversity of research topics. For instance, the AFEL has been used to measure the wavelength dependent absorption of tissue, to characterize the infrared transmission of fibers at long wavelengths, to generate plasmas for atomic line x-ray production, and for the Compton-scattering generation of x-rays. The AFEL is an office-size machine suitable for commercialization for a large-market product; it is designed to be robust and have low maintenance requirements.
The AFEL's electron beam's operational parameters are
The AFEL laser beam's operational parameters are
Last Update: 25 June 2003