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Evolution Of Long Pulses In A Tapered Wiggler Free Electron Laser
Author(s): John C. Goldstein
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Paper Abstract

The evolution of a long pulse (pulse length much greater than the slippage distance) in a tapered wiggler free electron laser oscillator is studied by numerical solution of the one dimensional theoretical model for a realistic set of magnet, electron beam, and optical resonator parameter values. Single pass gain curves are calculated for low and high light intensities. We find that an initial, low amplitude, incoherent pulse grows into a coherent pulse whose growth rate agrees with the calculated small signal gain curve. The transient evolution of coherent pulses is calculated for several different cavity length detunings, and a quasi-steady state desynchronism curve is obtained. Detailed pulse properties at two points of the desynchronism curve are given. The frequency changing behavior ("chirping") of the optical pulse during transient evolution is examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0380, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '83, (7 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934753
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John C. Goldstein, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0380:
Los Alamos Conf on Optics '83
Robert S. McDowell; Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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