The main beam line is a 1 PW (30 Joule / 30 fs) Ti:Sapphire laser system (wavelength centered around 800 nm) operating at 1 Hz repetition rate. This beam line is divided in three phases of increasing power which can be used simultaneously, thus offering a ladder of laser pulses for different applications.
- Phase 1, 20 TW (500 mJ / 25 fs), 10 Hz Status: expected by January 2012
- Phase 2, 200 TW ( 5 J / 25 fs), 10 Hz Status: expected by January 2012
- Phase 3, 1 PW (30 J / 25 fs), 1 Hz Status: expected by June 2013
Auxiliary beam lines
The main beam line will be complemented with the following systems:
- CEP-stabilised femtosecond laser Status: expected by May 2012
- High-repetition rate femtosecond laser Status: expected by January 2012
Additional beam lines of ultrashort X-rays and charged particles are expected to be developed from the main laser.
- Multi-mJ few –cycle laser pulses
- Pulsed coherent soft X-rays
- Attosecond XUV pulses
- IR-Vis-UV tunable femtosecond laser
- Relativistic electron beam, up to 1 GeV
- Proton beam, up to 100 MeV