Electron Wiggling Influence on Optical Guiding in a FEL

  • S. Solimeno
  • Yu-Juan Chen
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 35)


When a light beam travels along a free electron laser amplifier, the beam cross section is modified by the counteracting effects of diffraction and interaction with the electron beam. In particular, diffraction can be overcome by a combination of refraction and gain. In a sufficiently long undulator unstable beam shape, independent of the initial distribution (guided mode), may be eventually reached.


Wave Equation Complex Refractive Index Beam Cross Section Driving Current Space Harmonic 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Solimeno
    • 1
  • Yu-Juan Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Nuclear Physics, Structure of the Matter and Applied PhysicsUniversity of NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLivermoreUSA

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