Wide range tunability and high brightness are the most appealing features of free electron lasers due to the peculiar nature of the interaction between a beam of relativistic electrons and a magnetic undulator. FELs have been built around the world covering the electromagnetic spectrum from millimeter waves to vacuum ultraviolet. A variety of applications have been made possible by the peculiar features of FELs in the fields of spectroscopy, solid state physics, biology and medicine. The state of the art of FEL development and a review of its applications is presented along with issues related to the size and complexity of the system. © 1994.
|Pages (from-to)||11 - 16|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Feb 1994|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics