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TY - CONF AU - Ganter, R. AU - Aeppli, G. AU - Al Haddad, A. AU - Alex, J. AU - Arrell, C. AU - Arsov, V.R. AU - Bettoni, S. AU - Bostedt, C. AU - Braun, H.-H. AU - Calvi, M. AU - Celcer, T. AU - Craievich, P. AU - Follath, R. AU - Frei, F. AU - Gaiffi, N. AU - Geng, Z.G. AU - Gough, C.H. AU - Huppert, M. AU - Ischebeck, R. AU - Juranič, P.N. AU - Jöhri, H. AU - Keil, B. AU - Löhl, F. AU - Marcellini, F. AU - Marinkovic, G. AU - Orlandi, G.L. AU - Ozkan Loch, C. AU - Paraliev, M. AU - Patthey, L. AU - Pedrozzi, M. AU - Pradervand, C. AU - Prat, E. AU - Reiche, S. AU - Schietinger, T. AU - Schmidt, T. AU - Schnorr, K. AU - Svetina, C. AU - Trisorio, A. AU - Vicario, C. AU - Voulot, D. AU - Wagner, U.H. AU - Zandonella, A.C. ED - Schaa, Volker R.W. ED - Decking, Winfried ED - Sinn, Harald ED - Geloni, Gianluca ED - Schreiber, Siegfried ED - Marx, Michaela TI - Status of Athos, the Soft X-Ray FEL Line of SwissFEL J2 - Proc. of FEL2019, Hamburg, Germany, 26-30 August 2019 CY - Hamburg, Germany T2 - Free Electron Laser Conference T3 - 39 LA - english AB - The Athos line will cover the photon energy range from 250 to 1900 eV and will operate in parallel to the hard X-ray line Aramis of SwissFEL. The paper will describe the current layout of the Athos FEL line starting from the fast kicker magnet followed by the dogleg transfer line, the small linac and the 16 APPLE undulators. From there the photon beam passes through the photonics front end and the beamline optics before reaching the experimental stations AMO and FURKA. The focus of this contribution will be on the two bunch operation commissioning (two bunches in the same RF macropulse), which started in 2018, and the characterization of the major components like the APPLE X undulator UE38, the CHIC chicane and the dechirper. The Athos installation inside the tunnel is alternating with Aramis FEL user operation and the first lasing is planned for winter 2019 / 2020. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 753 EP - 756 KW - FEL KW - undulator KW - MMI KW - operation KW - laser DA - 2019/11 PY - 2019 SN - 978-3-95450-210-3 DO - doi:10.18429/JACoW-FEL2019-THP085 UR - http://jacow.org/fel2019/papers/thp085.pdf ER -