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Title: Optical guiding in a free electron laser

Abstract

The coherent interaction between an optical wave and an electron beam in a free electron laser (FEL) is shown to be capable of optically guiding the light. The effect is analyzed using a two-dimensional approximation for the FEL equations, and using the properties of optical fibers. Results of two-dimensional (cylindrically symmetric) numerical simulations are presented, and found to agree reasonably well with the analytically derived criterion for guiding. Under proper conditions, the effect can be large and has important applications to short wavelength FEL's and to directing intense light.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA); Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6453961
Report Number(s):
UCRL-91476; CONF-8409163-2
ON: DE85003141
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on coherent and collective properties of relativistic E-beams and electromagnetic radiation, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy, 13 Sep 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; ELECTRON BEAMS; REFRACTIVITY; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; VISIBLE RADIATION; BEAMS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; LASERS; LEPTON BEAMS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PARTICLE BEAMS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RADIATIONS; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989); 700208 - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Inertial Confinement Technology

Citation Formats

Scharlemann, E T, Sessler, A M, and Wurtele, J S. Optical guiding in a free electron laser. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Scharlemann, E T, Sessler, A M, & Wurtele, J S. Optical guiding in a free electron laser. United States.
Scharlemann, E T, Sessler, A M, and Wurtele, J S. Tue . "Optical guiding in a free electron laser". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6453961.
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abstractNote = {The coherent interaction between an optical wave and an electron beam in a free electron laser (FEL) is shown to be capable of optically guiding the light. The effect is analyzed using a two-dimensional approximation for the FEL equations, and using the properties of optical fibers. Results of two-dimensional (cylindrically symmetric) numerical simulations are presented, and found to agree reasonably well with the analytically derived criterion for guiding. Under proper conditions, the effect can be large and has important applications to short wavelength FEL's and to directing intense light.},
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place = {United States},
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