Free Electron Lasers

  • John M. J. Madey
  • David A. G. Deacon


Lasers based on the stimulated emission of radiation by free electrons in a spatially periodic magnetic field offer a unique potential for tunable operation at high power and high efficiency. Substantial advances have been made recently in the theoretical analysis of this class of device and in the operation in our laboratory of a 10 μ free electron laser amplifier. These results and the implications for the design of a practical device will be reviewed.


Interaction Region Storage Ring Classical Approximation Free Electron Laser Velocity Modulation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. J. Madey
    • 1
  • David A. G. Deacon
    • 1
  1. 1.High Energy Physics LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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