KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Contact: Anke Susanne Müller
A university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. With 8,000 employees, more than 18,000 students and an annual budget of 700 M €, one of the largest research and teaching institutions worldwide was established.
The ANKA Synchrotron Radiation Facility at the KIT is responsible for the operation and expansions of the storage-ring based light source ANKA. Research and development in accelerator physics currently under way at ANKA includes the optimization of coherent Terahertz (THz) radiation production in the storage ring with the use of low momentum compaction factor (low-alpha) optics. A broad research program on the characterization of coherent THz radiation as well as on the properties of the low-alpha mode has been established including both single particle dynamics issues as well as collective effects. These activities are also part of a longer term effort towards the realization of a state-of–the–art LINAC based coherent THz source currently under design: the TBONE (THz Beam Optics for New Experiments) facility. A test facility for a versatile, compact linac-based source of coherent THz radiation, FLUTE, is currently under construction at KIT.