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Principles of Free-Electron Lasers

  • H. P. Freund
  • T. M. AntonsenJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 1-39
  3. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 40-74
  4. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 75-83
  5. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 84-152
  6. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 153-244
  7. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 245-255
  8. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 256-281
  9. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 282-306
  10. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 307-405
  11. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 406-420
  12. H. P. Freund, T. M. Antonsen Jr.
    Pages 421-441
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 443-460

About this book

Introduction

At the time that we decided to begin work on this book, several other volumes on the free-electron laser had either been published or were in press. The earliest work of which we were aware was published in 1985 by Dr T. C. Marshall of Columbia University [1]. This book dealt with the full range of research on free-electron lasers, including an overview of the extant experiments. However, the field has matured a great deal since that time and, in our judgement, the time was ripe for a more extensive work which includes the most recent advances in the field. The fundamental work in this field has largely been approached from two distinct and, unfortunately, separate viewpoints. On the one hand, free-electron lasers at sub-millimetre and longer wavelengths driven by low-energy and high-current electron beams have been pursued by the plasma physics and microwave tube communities. This work has confined itself largely to the high-gain regimes in which collective effects may play an important role. On the other hand, short-wavelength free-electron lasers in the infrared and optical regimes have been pursued by the accelerator and laser physics community. Due to the high-energy and low-current electron beams appropriate to this spectral range, these experiments have operated largely in the low-gain single-particle regimes. The most recent books published on the free-electron laser by Dr C. A.

Keywords

Plasma chaos dynamics electromagnetic electron energy experiment laser laser physics physics plasma physics radiation spectra

Authors and affiliations

  • H. P. Freund
    • 1
  • T. M. AntonsenJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Science Applications International CorporationMcLeanUSA
  2. 2.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2316-7
  • Copyright Information H. P. Freund and T. M. Antonsen, Jr 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5023-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2316-7
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