Free-electron laser triggered photocathodes

E. Sabia, G. Dattoli, A. Dipace, G. Messina

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The possibility of using free-electron laser (FEL) triggered photocathodes to produce high-quality e-beams for self-amplified spontaneous emission or oscillator FEL devices is explored. The use of the same e-beam, driving the photocathode and the FEL, makes the system naturally free of any synchronization problem, arising when an external laser is used. Examples of the interplay between the generation of electron and optical bursts are also investigated. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033104
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Sabia, E., Dattoli, G., Dipace, A., & Messina, G. (2008). Free-electron laser triggered photocathodes. Physics of Plasmas, 15(3), -. [033104].