16 February 1984 Chaotic Optical Modes In Free-Electron Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 0453, Free-Electron Generators of Coherent Radiation; (1984) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947110
Event: Free-Electron Generators of Coherent Radiation, 1983, Orcas Island, United States
The optical modes in a free-electron laser are examined by following the evolution of the optical field envelope self-consistently over many passes. After normal saturation in strong optical fields, the oscillation of trapped electrons causes the laser to become unstable and create sidebands. In some cases the mixing of modes is highly non-linear, and the optical field spectrum becomes broadband and chaotic.
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W. B. Colson, W. B. Colson, } "Chaotic Optical Modes In Free-Electron Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0453, Free-Electron Generators of Coherent Radiation, (16 February 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.947110; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947110

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