Gain saturation in bunched free-electron lasers

G. Dattoli, L. Giannessi, S. Cabrini, V. Loreto

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We propose a model of gain saturation in free-electron lasers operating with a bunched electron beam. A simple method to evaluate the steady-state intensity as a function of the optical cavity length is given and the result is in close agreement with the intensity measured in the Los Alamos free-electron-laser experiment [B. E. Newnam et al., Nucl. Instrum. Methods A 237, 187 (1985)]. © 1992 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8842 - 8845
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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