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Quantum Theory of the Free-Electron Laser
Author(s): W. Becker; J. Gea-Banacloche; J. K. McIver; M. O. Scully
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we consider the main reasons why a quantum theory of the free-electron laser is of interest, and summarize and compare a number of different approaches, and their main results. Recent results concerning the intrinsic linewidth and photon statistics of the free-electron laser are also presented.

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Date Published: 5 May 1986
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0582, Insertion Devices for Synchrotron Sources, (5 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950942
Show Author Affiliations
W. Becker, University of New Mexico (United States)
J. Gea-Banacloche, University of New Mexico (United States)
J. K. McIver, University of New Mexico (United States)
M. O. Scully, University of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0582:
Insertion Devices for Synchrotron Sources
Ingolf E. Lindau; Roman O. Tatchyn, Editor(s)

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