Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CIRCE, the Proposed Coherent Infrared Center at the Lawrence Berkeley National
- Author(s): Byrd, John M.
- Martin, Michael M.
- Sannibale, Fernando
- et al.
At the Advanced Light Source (ALS) of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), we are proposing the construction of CIRCE (Coherent InfraRed Center), a ring-based photon source completely optimized for the generation of coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) in the terahertz frequency range . CIRCE exploits the full complement of the CSR-production mechanisms presently available for obtaining top performance, including a photon flux exceeding by more than nine orders of magnitude that of existing "conventional" broadband terahertz sources.