SwissFEL is finishing it’s assembly phase and has started recently the commissioning with to goal to allow
first experiments in the hard x-ray in the end of 2017. First lasing at 24nm has been achieved in December.
Systematic commissioning and a stepwise increase of the energy will follow this year. A soft x-ray beamline
will follow until 2019. Highly flexible operation schemes together with a new APPLE type undulator
concept will make this beamline unique