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Electromagnetic Radiation of Electrons in Periodic Structures

  • Offers a unified description of electromagnetic radiation in periodic structures, both theory and experiments

  • Discusses radiation generated in periodic structures in detail, plus diffraction radiation from relativistic electrons Presents Smith-Purcell radiation, radiation of fast electrons in laser flash fields, and polarization radiation excited by the Coulomb field of incident particles

  • Provides in-depth information on diffraction radiation from relativistic electrons


Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 243)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Alexander Petrovich Potylitsyn
    Pages 1-3
  3. Alexander Petrovich Potylitsyn
    Pages 5-16
  4. Alexander Petrovich Potylitsyn
    Pages 17-38
  5. Alexander Petrovich Potylitsyn
    Pages 39-72
  6. Alexander Petrovich Potylitsyn
    Pages 73-103
  7. Alexander Petrovich Potylitsyn
    Pages 105-133
  8. Alexander Petrovich Potylitsyn
    Pages 135-164
  9. Alexander Petrovich Potylitsyn
    Pages 165-205
  10. Alexander Petrovich Potylitsyn
    Pages 207-209
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 211-213

About this book


Periodic magnetic structures (undulators) are widely used in accelerators to generate monochromatic undulator radiation (UR) in the range from far infrared to the hard X-ray region. Another periodic crystalline structure is used to produce quasimonochromatic polarized photon beams via the coherent bremsstrahlung mechanism (CBS). Due to such characteristics as monochromaticity, polarization and adjustability, these types of radiation is of large interest for applied and basic research of accelerator-emitted radiation. The book provides a detailed overview of the fundamental principles behind electromagnetic radiation emitted from accelerated charged particles (e.g. UR, CBS, radiation of fast electrons in Laser flash fields) as well as a unified description of relatively new radiation mechanisms which attracted great interest in recent years. This are the so-called polarization radiation excited by the Coulomb field of incident particles in periodic structures, parametric X-rays, resonant transition radiation and the Smith-Purcell effect. Characteristics of such radiation sources and perspectives of their usage are discussed. The recent experimental results as well as their interpretation are presented.


Accelerator-Emitted Radiation Accelerator-Emitted Radiation Coherent Bremsstrahlung Coherent Bremsstrahlung Monochromatic Radiation Monochromatic Radiation Periodic Structure of Matter Periodic Structure of Matter Relativistic Electrons Relativistic Electrons

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussian Federation

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From the reviews:

“This monograph covers seven different techniques for producing quasimonochromatic radiation from high energy electron beams passing through or near periodic structures. … It begins with a thorough but concise theoretical derivation of the technique, and ends with experimental results comparing the theory to reality. … the material is presented very concisely but is thoroughly referenced so these sources can be readily consulted for additional information.” (Albert C. Claus, Optics & Photonics News, May, 2012)