1 May 1990 Theory and experiments on the generation of spontaneous emission using a plasma wave undulator: a progress report
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Proceedings Volume 1227, Free-Electron Lasers and Applications; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18603
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The feasibility of using relativistically moving plasma waves as short wavelength undulators for possible free-electron laser (FEL) and Compton scattering applications is considered. Focus is placed on the spontaneous emission emitted by a single electron bunch as it traverses a plasma wave wiggler. The basic characteristics of the radiation from such a wiggler are discussed, and attention is given to the wave-particle interaction physics. The electron trajectories in the plasma wave wiggler are simulated using a three-dimensional model which includes emittance effects, and the resulting radiation pattern produced by the electrons is calculated. The scattered-electron energies and spatial distributions are analyzed.
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Ronald L. Williams, Chris E. Clayton, Chand J. Joshi, Thomas C. Katsouleas, Warren B. Mori, John M. Slater, "Theory and experiments on the generation of spontaneous emission using a plasma wave undulator: a progress report", Proc. SPIE 1227, Free-Electron Lasers and Applications, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18603; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18603
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