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Media Free Electron Lasers For The Production Of Vuv And X-Ray Radiation
Author(s): M. A. Piestrup; P. F. Finman
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Paper Abstract

This paper considers the possible amplification in dielectric media of x-ray and vacuum ultraviolet radiation by electron beams. The medium can be a uniform dielectric resulting in stimulated Cherenkov radiation or a periodic, inhomogenious dielectric resulting in stimulated transition radiation. Two distinct geometries for resonators are considered. In one case, a simple confocal resonator is placed at an oblique-angle to the electron beam. In the other, a conical mirror is used to reflect the entire radiation cone back onto the electron beam. The small signal gain for a short interaction length is found for both these cases to vary linearly with frequency resulting in higher gain for shorter wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0453, Free-Electron Generators of Coherent Radiation, (16 February 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.947125
Show Author Affiliations
M. A. Piestrup, Stanford University (United States)
P. F. Finman, Hughes Aircraft Co. (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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