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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 5 — Aug. 31, 1998
  • pp: 162–170

Free-electron laser exploiting a superlattice-like medium

V. V. Apollonov, A. I. Artemyev, M. V. Fedorov, E. A. Shapiro, and J. K. McIver  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 5, pp. 162-170 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.3.000162


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Abstract

Amplification in free-electron lasers exploiting media with periodically modulated refractive indices is studied in the regime of a large modulation. The conditions for realization of the large-modulation regime in a superlattice-like medium are established. The maximized gain, the corresponding saturation field and efficiency, as well as the optimal electron energy and propagation direction are determined. It is shown that the large-modulation regime makes it possible to extend significantly the operation frequency domain of the FEL employing a low-relativistic electron beam. Relationship with the Cherenkov and stimulated resonance-transition-radiation FELs is discussed. This research is partially supported by RFBR grant 97-02-17783.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2600) Lasers and laser optics : Free-electron lasers (FELs)
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet

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History
Original Manuscript: June 11, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 1998
Published: August 31, 1997

Citation
V. V. Apollonov, Alexander Artemyev, Mikhail Fedorov, E. Shapiro, and John McIver, "Free-electron laser exploiting a superlattice-like medium," Opt. Express 3, 162-170 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-3-5-162


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