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Title: Assessing the quantum physics impacts on future x-ray free-electron lasers

Abstract

A new quantum mechanical theory of x-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) has been successfully developed that has placed LANL at the forefront of the understanding of quantum effects in XFELs. Our quantum theory describes the interaction of relativistic electrons with x-ray radiation in the periodic magnetic field of an undulator using the same mathematical formalism as classical XFEL theory. This places classical and quantum treatments on the same footing and allows for a continuous transition from one regime to the other eliminating the disparate analytical approaches previously used. Moreover, Dr. Anisimov, the architect of this new theory, is now considered a resource in the international FEL community for assessing quantum effects in XFELs.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1398899
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-29165
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Free electron laser

Citation Formats

Schmitt, Mark J., and Anisimov, Petr Mikhaylovich. Assessing the quantum physics impacts on future x-ray free-electron lasers. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1398899.
Schmitt, Mark J., & Anisimov, Petr Mikhaylovich. Assessing the quantum physics impacts on future x-ray free-electron lasers. United States. doi:10.2172/1398899.
Schmitt, Mark J., and Anisimov, Petr Mikhaylovich. Fri . "Assessing the quantum physics impacts on future x-ray free-electron lasers". United States. doi:10.2172/1398899. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1398899.
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abstractNote = {A new quantum mechanical theory of x-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) has been successfully developed that has placed LANL at the forefront of the understanding of quantum effects in XFELs. Our quantum theory describes the interaction of relativistic electrons with x-ray radiation in the periodic magnetic field of an undulator using the same mathematical formalism as classical XFEL theory. This places classical and quantum treatments on the same footing and allows for a continuous transition from one regime to the other eliminating the disparate analytical approaches previously used. Moreover, Dr. Anisimov, the architect of this new theory, is now considered a resource in the international FEL community for assessing quantum effects in XFELs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Oct 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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