Unified view of free-electron laser dynamics and of higher-harmonics electron bunching

G. Dattoli, L. Giannessi, A. Torre

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In this paper we discuss the free-electron laser (FEL) dynamics, solving the Liouville equation ruling the longitudinal phase-space evolution of the electron beam. We evaluate the bunching coefficients and study the interplay between FEL dynamics and harmonic generation. The effect of the initial beam energy spread is also included. © 1993 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2136 - 2143
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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