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Three-Dimensional Theory Of The Raman Free-Electron Laser
Author(s): H. P. Freund; A. K. Ganguly
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Paper Abstract

A fully self-consistent theory of the free-electron laser is derived in the collective regime which includes all transverse variations in the wiggler field as well as the effects of a finite waveguide geometry. A set of coupled differential equations is found which describes an arbitrary radial beam profile, and a dispersion equation is obtained under the assumption of a thin monoenergetic beam which is solved numerically for the growth rates of the TE11 and TM11 modes in a cylindrical waveguide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0453, Free-Electron Generators of Coherent Radiation, (16 February 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.947122
Show Author Affiliations
H. P. Freund, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
A. K. Ganguly, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0453:
Free-Electron Generators of Coherent Radiation
Charles A. Brau; Stephen F. Jacobs; Marlan O. Scully, Editor(s)

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