Classical theory of a free-electron laser

F. A. Hopf, P. 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 - Sep 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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