The Chemical Infrared Imaging (CIRI) /Solaris Advanced InfraRed beamline (SOLAIR) is currently under construction. The large radiation extraction from a bending magnet will allow to collect a very wide wavelength range (0.4 - 500 µm), covering the near (NIR),_mid (MIR) and the far (FIR) infrared spectral range. The extraction of infrared range of synchrotron radiation will be achieved using a flat and slotted mirror (M1), which will be located inside the dipole chamber located at the bending magnet in the storage ring.
The presentation will showcase the current status of the project along with the expected IR beam parameters. It will also highlight microscopic techniques (FT-IR, s-SNOM and PTIR) planned to be used at the beamline with potential applications.