Undulators and Free-Electron Lasers

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byP. Luchini, H. Motz

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This book is a reference text for all those working in free-electron laser research as well as being a learning aid for physicists and graduate students who wish an introduction to this field. Only a basic understanding of relativistic mechanics and electromagnetism is presupposed. After anoverview of early developments and general principles of operation, the different models that can be used to describe free-electron lasers are presented, organized according to their range of applicability. The relevent conceptual and mathematical constructs are built up from first principles withattention to obtaining the practically important results in a simple but rigorous way. Interaction of the undulator with the driving electron accelerator and the laser cavity and design of undulator magnets are treated and an overview is given of some typical experiments.

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This book is a reference text for all those working in free-electron laser research as well as being a learning aid for physicists and graduate students who wish an introduction to this field. Only a basic understanding of relativistic mechanics and electromagnetism is presupposed. After anoverview of early developments and general pr...

P. Luchini is at University of Naples. H. Motz is at Oxford University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198520190

ISBN - 13:9780198520191

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`A Book suitable as a learning tool for scientists or graduate students wishing to enter the field and also suitable as a reference text for those already actively working on FELSs.' `Destined to become a physics textbook classic ... important text.' Nature