An Introduction to the Theory of the Isochronous Storage Ring Laser

  • David A. G. Deacon
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (SLAP, volume 49)


Many configurations have now been proposed to take advantage of the simplicity of the free electron laser interaction mechanism. The primary goals in this endeavor have been to construct an efficient, powerful source of radiation in the infrared through the ultraviolet. In this paper, I discuss a technique for utilizing the beam stored in a storage ring to drive the laser mechanism, in which the efficiency of the system is preserved by making the electron optics nearly isochronous: hence the name isochronous storage ring laser.


Storage Ring Energy Spread Free Electron Laser Optical Trap Optical Phase 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. G. Deacon
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  1. 1.High Energy Physics LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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