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Low-Gamma Continuously-Tunable Infrared (IR) Free-Electron Laser
Author(s): D. Pridmore-Brown; R. H. Huddlestone,; R. Hofland
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Paper Abstract

Free electron lasers (FELs), based on stimulated emission of radiation by a relativistic electron beam, show potential as a new class of coherent radiation sources that are characterized by continuous tunability, high average power, and electrically efficient operation. Exploratory computer simulations of an FEL oscillator are presented for experimental conditions appropriate to a repetitively-pulsed Van de Graaff accelerator. A program to establish the feasibility of a continuously-tunable IR laser is also described, including discussions of two-stage and optically-pumped devices that promise attractive efficiency and power levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0247, Advances in Laser Engineering and Applications, (31 October 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959383
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D. Pridmore-Brown, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
R. H. Huddlestone,, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
R. Hofland, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0247:
Advances in Laser Engineering and Applications
Malcolm L. Stitch, Editor(s)

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