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PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science

The Photon Ultrafast Laser Science and Engineering Institute (PULSE) is a Stanford independent laboratory and a research center within the Photon Science Directorate of SLAC.

The mission of PULSE is to advance the frontiers of ultrafast science. One of our primary tools is the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the world’s first hard X-ray free electron laser, located at SLAC. By leveraging the LCLS and the opportunities it enables, we strive to provide world leadership in ultrafast and short wavelength science and technology. The science being conducted by PULSE researchers is driven heavily by the transformational research opportunities introduced by ultrafast and high field science with X-rays; we are engaging in work that was impossible before the introduction of the LCLS.

PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science website