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)1215-1218
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume37
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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