Electron dynamics in a free-electron laser

H. Al Abawi, F. A. Hopf, P. 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 - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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