The Physics of Free Electron Lasers by E.l. SaldinThe Physics of Free Electron Lasers by E.l. Saldin

The Physics of Free Electron Lasers

byE.l. Saldin, E.V. Schneidmiller, M.V. Yurkov

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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This book contains a systematic treatment of the basic principles of free elec­ tron laser (FEL) physics. It is primarily intended for physicists specializing in FEL physics and related fields: laser physics, microwave electronics, particle accelerator physics, etc. At the same time it might be useful for those who use the FEL as a research or industrial tool. The treatment requires that the reader has a knowledge of classical me­ chanics and electrodynamics. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the kinetic theory of charged particle beams, in particular the Vlasov equa­ tion. All the results presented here are derived from "first principles", and all steps involving physical principles are given. To preserve a self-consistent style, we place the derivation of auxiliary results in appendices. Theoretical study is performed with an extensive use of similarity tech­ niques, so the results obtained are simultaneously highly general and com­ pletely specified. The use of similarity techniques involves a particular way of thinking and leads to a deeper insight into FEL physics. We use a synthetic approach to present the material: some simple models are studied first, and more complicated ones are introduced gradually. We start with the one-dimensional theory of the FEL amplifier and FEL oscilla­ tor. Then we move on the analysis of diffraction effects and waveguide effects. Finally, we introduce the reader to the part of FEL theory dealing with the start-up from shot noise in the electron beam.
Title:The Physics of Free Electron LasersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:470 pagesPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642085555

ISBN - 13:9783642085550


Table of Contents

Introduction.- One-Dimensional Theory of the FEL Amplifier.- One-Dimensional Theory of the FEL Oscillator.- Diffraction Effects in the FEL Amplifier.- Waveguide FEL.- FEL Amplifier Starting from Shot Noise.- Appendices.- References.- Index