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Theory and experiments on the generation of spontaneous emission using a plasma wave undulator: a progress report
Author(s): Ronald L. Williams; Chris E. Clayton; Chand J. Joshi; Thomas C. Katsouleas; Warren B. Mori; John M. Slater
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility of using relativistically moving plasma waves as short wavelength undulators for possible free-electron laser (FEL) and Compton scattering applications is considered. Focus is placed on the spontaneous emission emitted by a single electron bunch as it traverses a plasma wave wiggler. The basic characteristics of the radiation from such a wiggler are discussed, and attention is given to the wave-particle interaction physics. The electron trajectories in the plasma wave wiggler are simulated using a three-dimensional model which includes emittance effects, and the resulting radiation pattern produced by the electrons is calculated. The scattered-electron energies and spatial distributions are analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1227, Free-Electron Lasers and Applications, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18603
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald L. Williams, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Chris E. Clayton, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Chand J. Joshi, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Thomas C. Katsouleas, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Warren B. Mori, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
John M. Slater, Spectra Technology, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1227:
Free-Electron Lasers and Applications
Donald Prosnitz, Editor(s)

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