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Free Electron Laser for Infrared eXperiments

Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials

The FELIX Laboratory (Free Electron Lasers for Infrared eXperiments) in Nijmegen exploits intense, short-pulsed, tunable infrared and THz free-electron lasers that are used for research of matter both by in-house as well as national and international external users.

The four lasers FELIX-1, FELIX-2, FELICE and FLARE each produce their own range of wavelengths and together, they provide a tuning range between 3 and 1500 µm. The optical pulses generated are transform and bandwidth limited. Primary applications are found in areas benefitting from the wide tunability, high brightness or the high fluence of the free electron laser sources. In twelve user stations advanced auxiliary equipment like FTICR mass spectrometers, molecular beam machines and four-wave- mixing setups are available to users. Worldwide unique stations are those connected to FELICE for intra-cavity experiments and those connected to the high-magnetic field laboratory enable experiments in quasi-continuous fields up to 35 T.


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