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European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light Sources

Objective

Advanced optical laser light sources and accelerator-based X-ray sources, as well as their technologies, scientific applications, and user communities, have developed independently over more than five decades. Driven by the developments at each optical laser and free-electron laser research infrastructures (RIs) in recent years, the gap between the optical laser and accelerator-driven light sources has diminished significantly. Both communities operate, implement, or plan advanced laser light source RIs, combining high-power optical and high-brightness X-ray light sources operated as dedicated user facilities. Operational and technical problems of these RIs have become very similar, if not identical. In specific cases, joint projects by the two communities have been initiated, but a closer and more structured collaboration of the corresponding communities and light sources is urgently required and shall be developed through this project.
The present proposal for a European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light Sources (EUCALL) is the first attempt to create an all-embracing consortium of all (optical and X-ray) advanced laser light source RIs in Europe. Besides addressing the most urgent technical challenges, EUCALL will develop and implement cross-cutting services for photon-oriented ESFRI projects, will optimize the use of advanced laser light sources in Europe by efficient cross-community resource management, will enhance interoperability of the two types of light sources, will ensure global competitiveness, and will stimulate and support common long-term strategies and research policies for the application of laser-like short-wavelength radiation in science and innovation. The EUCALL consortium includes the three ESFRI projects ELI, European XFEL, and ESRF(up), several national RIs, and the LASERLAB-EUROPE and FELs OF EUROPE networks as representatives for the nationally operated optical laser and free-electron laser RIs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN X-RAY FREE-ELECTRON LASERFACILITY GMBH
Address
Holzkoppel 4
22869 Schenefeld
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 947 200

Participants (7)

STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 156 250
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 279 000
Address
Ss 14 Km 163.5 Area Science Park
34149 Basovizza Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE EXTREME-LIGHT-INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY CONSORTIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 445 125
Address
Rue Montoyer 23
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
EU contribution
€ 898 625
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 915 500
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 358 300
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations