Electron dynamics in a free-electron laser

H. Al Abawi, F. A. Hopf, Pierre Meystre

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Abstract

The behavior of the momentum distribution function is discussed theoretically in the small-signal regime of the free-electron laser (FEL). The distribution function is derived analytically following a series of approximations that reduce this problem to the Klein-Gordon equation. The distribution function changes in nontrivial ways that may play an important role in the efficiency of the FEL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)666-671
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977

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free electron lasers
distribution functions
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Klein-Gordon equation
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Electron dynamics in a free-electron laser. / Al Abawi, H.; Hopf, F. A.; Meystre, Pierre.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1977, p. 666-671.

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Al Abawi, H. ; Hopf, F. A. ; Meystre, Pierre. / Electron dynamics in a free-electron laser. In: Physical Review A. 1977 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 666-671.
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