Applied physics

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 295–298 | Cite as

An analysis of stimulated longitudinal electrostatic bremsstrahlung in a free-electron laser structure

  • A. Gover
Photophysics, Laser Chemistry


An analysis of stimulated emission of radiation by an electron beam passing through a periodic longitudinal electrostatic field is presented, and its use in a free-electron laser structure is discussed. The analysis is based on a coupled-mode calculation of the interaction between a waveguided electromagnetic mode and an electron-beam plasma with finite cross section. The dispersion equation derived applies to the collective as well as the single electron regime.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Gover
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  1. 1.School of EngineeringTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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