Synchrotron optics simulations: 3-codes tutorial

Start Date
03-06-2013 09:00
End Date
05-06-2013 19:00
ESRF auditorium
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Coordinator contact(s)
Christine Madonna

Scientific contact(s)
Manuel Sanchez Del Rio

Dates : 3-5 June 2013

Location: ESRF, Grenoble, France - auditorium

Instructors: Erik Bergbäck Knudsen (DTU Physics, Lyngby, Copenhagen, DK), Manuel Sanchez del Rio (ESRF, Grenoble, FR) and Oleg Chubar (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA).


We propose a two days hands-on tutorial on three well established codes for simulating synchrotron radiation sources and beamline optics: McXtrace [1], SHADOW [2] and SRW [3].

The course will provide an overview of the three codes. Basic simulations of a common synchrotron beamline configuration will be performed with every code. This will include, for example, an undulator source, compound-refractive lens, and a mirror microfocusing system (Kirkpatrick-Baez). The specific particularities of each code makes them well adapted for particular applications. The course will point out on the complementary of these freely-available tools for modeling synchrotron beamlines.   

The course is free and it is open for scientists, engineers and students working in relation with synchrotron radiation. The audience will be limited to 20 places, in a first come, first served basis. Participants should come with their own laptops, we provide the software and related material, but no computers are provided by us. The attendees from outside the ESRF will cover their meals and organize their own hosting (a limited number of placed will be available at the ESRF guesthouse). Please contact us for pre-registration.

The preliminary programme consists in:

3rd June (Monday) 14:00-18:00 •    Presentation of the tutorial
•    General introduction to McXtrace
•    General introduction to SHADOW
•    General introduction to SRW
•    Software Installation
4th June (Tuesday) Morning (9h-12h30) •    Tutorial on McXtrace
(Erik Bergbäck Knudsen)
  Afternoon (14h-17h30) •    Tutorial on SHADOW
(Manuel Sanchez del Rio)
5th June (Wednesday) Morning (9h-12h30) •    Tutorial on SRW
(Oleg Chubar)
  Afternoon (14h-17h30) •    Buffer session (discussions, brainstorm, etc.)


[1] McXtrace
[2] M. Sanchez del Rio, N. Canestrari, F. Jiang and F. Cerrina. SHADOW3: a new version of the synchrotron X-ray optics modelling package J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 708-716
[3] O. Chubar, P. Elleaume, Accurate And Efficient Computation Of Synchrotron Radiation In The Near Field Region, proc. of the EPAC98 Conference, 22-26 June 1998, 1177-1179.