Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


The main theme of this book is the interaction of electrons with electromagnetic waves in the presence of periodic and quasi-periodic structures in vacuum, in view of applications in the design and operation of particle accelerators.

The first part of the book is concerned with the textbook-like presentation of the basic material, in particular reviewing elementary electromagnetic phenomena and electron dynamics. The second part of the book describes the current models for beam-wave interactions with periodic and quasi-periodic structures. This is the basis for introducing, in the last part of the book, a number of particle and radiation sources that rest on these principles, in particular the free-electron laser, wake-field acceleration schemes and a number of other advanced particle accelerator concepts.

This second edition brings this fundamental text up-to-date in view of the enormous advances that have been made over the last decade since the first edition was published. All chapters, as well as the bibliography, have been significantly revised and extended, and the number of end-of-chapter exercises has been further increased to enhance this book’s usefulness for teaching specialized graduate courses. 


Optical Acceleration beam wave interactions free-electron lasers particle acceleration by stimulated emission of radiation undulators and wigglers wake-field accelerators

Authors and affiliations

  • Levi Schächter
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  1. 1., Dept. of Electrical EngineeringIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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