Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory

The Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory(FEL) operates a storage ring based free electron laser light source. This ultraviolet FEL, installed in a 1.2 GeV storage ring provides tunable coherent radiation from 400 nm to 193 nm. Intense gamma rays are produced by internal backscattering. Active areas of research at the Duke FEL laboratory include FEL/accelerator physics, nuclear physics, materials science, and biological physics. The Duke FEL Laboratory is housed in a 52,000 square foot facility adjacent to the physics department building.