Classical theory of a free-electron laser

F. A. Hopf, Pierre Meystre, M. O. Scully, W. H. Louisell

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Abstract

We present a completely classical analysis of the small-signal regime of a free-electron laser. It is explicitly shown that the amplification is due to stimulated scattering produced by a bunching of the electron distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-416
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976

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Classical theory of a free-electron laser. / Hopf, F. A.; Meystre, Pierre; Scully, M. O.; Louisell, W. H.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 18, No. 4, 1976, p. 413-416.

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Hopf, F. A. ; Meystre, Pierre ; Scully, M. O. ; Louisell, W. H. / Classical theory of a free-electron laser. In: Optics Communications. 1976 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 413-416.
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