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Free-electron lasers as light sources for basic research
Author(s): P. Wim van Amersfoort
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Paper Abstract

The free-electron laser (FEL) amplification mechanism is discussed in this paper, including the influence of the electron beam quality (energy speed, emittance, stability) on the FEL performance. Considerations regarding the choice of the electron accelerator are presented, and some characteristic properties of the laser radiation are discussed. An overview of FEL facilities for the infrared spectral region, which are being designed and built worldwide, is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1502, Industrial and Scientific Uses of High-Power Lasers, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46911
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P. Wim van Amersfoort, FOM-Instituut voor Plasmafysica Rijnhuizen (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1502:
Industrial and Scientific Uses of High-Power Lasers
Jean Pierre Billon; Edouard Fabre, Editor(s)

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