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Stimulated Synchrotron Radiation: The Free-Electron Laser

  • J. Gea-Banacloche
  • Marlan O. Scully

Abstract

The free-electron laser is one of the most recent sources of coherent radiation. Its operation was first demonstrated at Stanford, by Madey and co-workers [1], using an electron beam from the Stanford linear superconducting accelerator; the laser wavelength in this experiment was 3.4 μm. Since then, free-electron lasers have been operated at Orsay (using a storage ring, at a laser wavelength tunable between 6350 and 6600 Å)[2], Los Alamos (using a linear accelerator, at wavelengths between 9 and 11 μm) [3a], and the University of California at Santa Barbara (using a Van der Graaf electrostatic accelerator, at a wavelength of 380 μm) [3b]. (A list of proposed experiments may be found in [4]).

Keywords

Static Magnetic Field Storage Ring Coherent Radiation Simple Pendulum Ponderomotive Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Gea-Banacloche
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marlan O. Scully
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Advanced StudiesUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck Institut fur QuantenoptikGarching bei MunchenWest Germany

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