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Free-Electron Lasers in the Ultraviolet and X-Ray Regime

Physical Principles, Experimental Results, Technical Realization

  • Peter Schmüser
  • Martin Dohlus
  • Jörg Rossbach
  • Christopher Behrens

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 258)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Peter Schmüser, Martin Dohlus, Jörg Rossbach, Christopher Behrens
    Pages 1-10
  3. Peter Schmüser, Martin Dohlus, Jörg Rossbach, Christopher Behrens
    Pages 11-23
  4. Peter Schmüser, Martin Dohlus, Jörg Rossbach, Christopher Behrens
    Pages 25-38
  5. Peter Schmüser, Martin Dohlus, Jörg Rossbach, Christopher Behrens
    Pages 39-61
  6. Peter Schmüser, Martin Dohlus, Jörg Rossbach, Christopher Behrens
    Pages 63-84
  7. Peter Schmüser, Martin Dohlus, Jörg Rossbach, Christopher Behrens
    Pages 85-105
  8. Peter Schmüser, Martin Dohlus, Jörg Rossbach, Christopher Behrens
    Pages 107-131
  9. Peter Schmüser, Martin Dohlus, Jörg Rossbach, Christopher Behrens
    Pages 133-163
  10. Peter Schmüser, Martin Dohlus, Jörg Rossbach, Christopher Behrens
    Pages 165-182
  11. Peter Schmüser, Martin Dohlus, Jörg Rossbach, Christopher Behrens
    Pages 183-228
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 229-231

About this book

Introduction

The main goal of the book is to provide a systematic and didactic approach to the physics and technology of free-electron lasers. Numerous figures are used for illustrating the underlying ideas and concepts, and links to other fields of physics are provided. After an introduction to undulator radiation and the low-gain FEL, the one-dimensional theory of the high-gain FEL is developed in a systematic way. Particular emphasis is put on explaining and justifying the various assumptions and approximations that are needed to obtain the differential and integral equations governing the FEL dynamics. Analytical and numerical solutions are presented and important FEL parameters are defined, such as gain length, FEL bandwidth and saturation power. One of the most important features of a high-gain FEL, the formation of microbunches, is studied at length. The increase of gain length due to beam energy spread, space charge forces, and three-dimensional effects such as betatron oscillations and optical diffraction is analyzed. The mechanism of Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission is described theoretically and illustrated with numerous experimental results. Various methods of FEL seeding by coherent external radiation are introduced, together with experimental results. The world’s first soft X-ray FEL, the user facility FLASH at DESY, is described in some detail to give an impression of the complexity of such an accelerator-based light source. The last chapter is devoted to the new hard X-ray FELs which generate extremely intense radiation in the Angstrøm regime. The appendices contain supplementary material and more involved calculations. 

Keywords

Accelerator DESY Accelerator-based Light Source Calculation Free Electron Laser FEL Physics FEL Review Free Electron Lasers Reviewed High Gain Free Electron Laser High-gain FEL Performance Free Electron Laser Soft X-Ray FEL X-Ray Free Electron Laser

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Schmüser
    • 1
  • Martin Dohlus
    • 2
  • Jörg Rossbach
    • 3
  • Christopher Behrens
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Hamburg and DESYHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)HamburgGermany
  3. 3.University of Hamburg and DESYHamburgGermany
  4. 4.Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)HamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04081-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04080-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04081-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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