The key objective of the CompactLight Design Study is to demonstrate, through a conceptual design, the feasibility of an innovative, compact and cost effective FEL facility suited for user demands identified in the science case.

In order to achieve this, the high-level objectives are:

  1. to specify the user demands and design parameters for a compact and cost effective FEL driven hard X-ray facility;
  2. to advance innovative designs for X-band and undulator technology as new standards for accelerator based compact photon sources;
  3. to present a flexible design that can be adapted to local implementation demands with photon source options for soft and hard X-rays as well as Compton light.