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Theory of the cyclotron resonance laser accelerator
Author(s): Chiping Chen
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Paper Abstract

The nonlinear interaction of a continuous electron beam with a traveling electromagnetic wave in the cyclotron resonance laser (CRL) accelerator is analyzed. It is found that the maximum beam energy gain and acceleration distance obey certain scaling laws for optimized systems, and that the maximum energy gain is limited primarily by the degree of wave dispersion and is almost independent of the wave amplitude. As an example, design studies of a 33-GHz, high- current, CRL accelerator based on three-dimensional, self-consistent, multiparticle simulations are presented.

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Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1629, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams III, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137158
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Chiping Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1629:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams III
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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