Formation Length of Radiation and Coherent Effects

  • Gennady StupakovEmail author
  • Gregory Penn
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The radiation process is not instantaneous — it requires some time and free space around the orbit for the radiation to be formed. In this chapter we estimate the longitudinal extent and transverse size of the free space volume needed for the synchrotron radiation. We then analyze the radiation of a bunch of many particles.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryStanford UniversityMenlo ParkUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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