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Free-electron laser infrared facilities
Author(s): Jean-Michel Ortega
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Paper Abstract

The free-electron laser has proven to be an invaluable source of radiation in the infrared spectral range. Its main qualities are the spectral range (from near-IR to mm waves), the tuning range (at least a decade for a given FEL) and tuning speeds (minutes), the high peak power (hundreds of MW) and the short pulse lengths (down to 100 fs RMS). In the last decade, several FELs have been designed and built as user dedicated facilities. Presently, seven infrared FELs are running more than 1000 hours/year for users performing experiments in various scientific fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 1997
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3153, Accelerator-Based Infrared Sources and Applications, (16 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279376
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Jean-Michel Ortega, Lab. pour l'Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnetique/Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3153:
Accelerator-Based Infrared Sources and Applications
Gwyn P. Williams; Paul Dumas, Editor(s)

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