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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 electron beam quality (energy spread, emittance, stability) on the FEL performance. Considerations regarding the choice of the electron accelerator are presented and some characteristic properties of 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 1508, Industrial Applications of Holographic and Speckle Measuring Techniques, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47107
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P. Wim van Amersfoort, FOM-Instituut voor Plasmafysica Rijnhuizen (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1508:
Industrial Applications of Holographic and Speckle Measuring Techniques
Werner P. O. Jueptner, Editor(s)

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