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20 November 1985 Resonator Optical Designs For Free Electron Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85; (1985)
Event: 1985 Albuquerque Conferences on Optics, 1985, Albuquerque, United States
The output beam from free-electron lasers tends to be a thin, pencil-like beam because of the nature of the gain volume. For moderate power devices, mirror damage considerations imply that the beam has to travel many meters before it can expand enough to allow retro-reflection from state-of-the-art mirrors. However, use of grazing incidence optics can resolve the problem of damage to the optical elements and result in a cavity of reasonable dimensions. The optical design considerations for such resonators are addressed in this paper. A few of the practical resonator designs approaching diffraction limited performance are presented.
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V. K. Viswanathan, A. Saxman, and G. Woodfin "Resonator Optical Designs For Free Electron Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985);


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