Dynamical behavior of a free-electron laser operating with a prebunched electron beam

G. Dattoli, L. Giannessi, P.L. Ottaviani, A. Torre

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A prebunched electron beam can be exploited to reduce the rise time of a free-electron laser (FEL) oscillator, or to provide the start-up signal for an amplifier. We discuss the dynamical behavior of FEL's operating with prebunched electron beams, and analyze different regimes of operation, from low signal up to saturation. We also include short pulses effects, discussing the modifications occurring in the FEL pulse propagation equation and analyzing the relevant small signal dynamics. © 1994 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5668 - 5678
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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