The PULSE Seed Projects are funded by the Stanford Dean of Research or by the SLAC Director's LDRD fund.
Current seed funded projects
Fiscal Year 2010 LDRD Projects at SLAC with PULSE leads or participation
Advanced Modeling and Simulation Computational Modeling and Simulation of Electron Dynamics and Excited States
Lead Scientist: Todd MartínezProposal
Develop and apply new methods for modeling electron-nuclear dynamics on the femto-second and shorter timescales, explore the utility of new statistical methods for automated simulation analysis in the context of AIMS, and develop new pictures of dynamics on electronically excited states.
Lead Scientist: Bill WhiteProposal
Develop the next generation laser system that can directly provide the required beam characteristics for enhanced self-amplified spontaneous emission (ESASE) and seeding of the free-electron laser (FEL) using high-harmonic generation (HHG).
Lead Scientist: Aaron LindenbergProposal
Develop and explore a novel concept for ultrafast time-resolved research applicable at nearly every beamline at SPEAR3 in both soft and hard x-ray regime enabling the development of a cost-effective, short-pulse facility at both SPEAR3 and PEP-X complementary to the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).