Longitudinal dynamics of high gain free electron laser amplifiers

G. Dattoli, E. Sabia, P.L. Ottaviani, S. Pagnutti, V. Petrillo

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We consider the dynamics of a coherent seed undergoing a free electron laser high gain amplification. We discuss the dispersion of the optical packet during the interaction and study the problem using different formalisms, including that of the Wigner distribution. The analysis we develop is mainly based on a 1D procedure; the inclusion of transverse longitudinal interplay is also briefly discussed. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI.
Original languageEnglish
Article number030704
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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