Quantum theory for 1D Xray free electron laser
Abstract
Classical 1D Xray Free Electron Laser (Xray FEL) theory has stood the test of time by guiding FEL design and development prior to any fullscale analysis. Future Xray FELs and inverseCompton sources, where photon recoil approaches an electron energy spread value, push the classical theory to its limits of applicability. After substantial efforts by the community to find what those limits are, there is no universally agreed upon quantum approach to design and development of future Xray sources. We offer a new approach to formulate the quantum theory for 1D Xray FELs that has an obvious connection to the classical theory, which allows for immediate transfer of knowledge between the two regimes. In conclusion, we exploit this connection in order to draw quantum mechanical conclusions about the quantum nature of electrons and generated radiation in terms of FEL variables.
 Authors:
 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:
 1414149
 Report Number(s):
 LAUR1722821
Journal ID: ISSN 09500340
 Grant/Contract Number:
 AC5206NA25396
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Journal of Modern Optics
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 65; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 09500340
 Publisher:
 Taylor and Francis
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING; accelerator design; technology and operations; freeelectron laser; quantum theory; quantum Xray FEL; photon statistics at startup; quantum state of an electron
Citation Formats
Anisimov, Petr Mikhaylovich. Quantum theory for 1D Xray free electron laser. United States: N. p., 2017.
Web. doi:10.1080/09500340.2017.1375567.
Anisimov, Petr Mikhaylovich. Quantum theory for 1D Xray free electron laser. United States. doi:10.1080/09500340.2017.1375567.
Anisimov, Petr Mikhaylovich. 2017.
"Quantum theory for 1D Xray free electron laser". United States.
doi:10.1080/09500340.2017.1375567.
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abstractNote = {Classical 1D Xray Free Electron Laser (Xray FEL) theory has stood the test of time by guiding FEL design and development prior to any fullscale analysis. Future Xray FELs and inverseCompton sources, where photon recoil approaches an electron energy spread value, push the classical theory to its limits of applicability. After substantial efforts by the community to find what those limits are, there is no universally agreed upon quantum approach to design and development of future Xray sources. We offer a new approach to formulate the quantum theory for 1D Xray FELs that has an obvious connection to the classical theory, which allows for immediate transfer of knowledge between the two regimes. In conclusion, we exploit this connection in order to draw quantum mechanical conclusions about the quantum nature of electrons and generated radiation in terms of FEL variables.},
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