FELS OF EUROPE is a collaboration of all free electron laser (FEL) facilities in Europe, with the goal to meet the technological and scientific challenges of these novel and rapidly developing technologies and to provide a worldwide unique, pan-European research infrastructure that enables exploiting the full scientific potential of these unique accelerator based short-pulse light sources. The collaboration is an initiative of the ESFRI projects EuroFEL and European XFEL and includes 14 facilities in 10 countries.


16 May 2017

SwissFEL - first lasing at a wavelength of 4.1 nm

SwissFEL first Lasing at a wavelength of 4.1 nm The electron beam energy of SwissFEL was recently increased to above 900 MeV by successfully bringing two new accelerating modules into ... more »
04 May 2017

Eurpean XFEL - First Lasing

First Lasing at European XFEL With its first lasing, the European XFEL reaches the last big milestone before the official opening In the metropolitan region of Hamburg, the European XFEL, the ... more »
01 May 2017

FELs of Europe Award 2017

FELs of Europe Award on Photon Transport and Diagnostics for Diling Zhu The LCLS physicist Diling Zhu was awarded the “FELs of Europe Award on Photon Transport and Diagnostics” 2017. ... more »
01 May 2017


PhotonDiag 2017 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Free electron lasers (FEL) for the soft and hard X-ray range are fourth generation light sources capable of producing high ... more »
19 April 2017

FELs of Europe Steering Comittee Meeting

The Steering Committee of FELs of Europe (FoE) met in Hamburg on 19 and 20 of April 2017. The first day the meeting was hosted by the European XFEL at the Schenefeld premises, the second day by ... more »