In this paper we discuss the free-electron laser (FEL) dynamics, solving the Liouville equation ruling the longitudinal phase-space evolution of the electron beam. We evaluate the bunching coefficients and study the interplay between FEL dynamics and harmonic generation. The effect of the initial beam energy spread is also included.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 21, 1992
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 1993
Published: November 1, 1993
G. Dattoli, L. Giannessi, and A. Torre, "Unified view of free-electron laser dynamics and of higher-harmonics electron bunching," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2136-2143 (1993)