Free-electron lasers (FELs) present new challenges for camera development compared with conventional light sources. At SLAC a variety of technologies are being used to match the demands of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) and to support a wide range of scientific applications. In this paper an overview of X-ray detector design requirements at FELs is presented and the various cameras in use at SLAC are described for the benefit of users planning experiments or analysts looking at data. Features and operation of the CSPAD camera, which is currently deployed at LCLS, are discussed, and the ePix family, a new generation of cameras under development at SLAC, is introduced.
Blaj, G., Caragiulo, P., Carini, G., Carron, S., Dragone, A., Freytag, D., … Weaver, M. (2015). X-ray detectors at the Linac Coherent Light Source. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 22, 577–583. https://doi.org/10.1107/S1600577515005317