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Title: Circular free-electron laser

Abstract

A high efficiency, free electron laser utilizing a circular relativistic electron beam accelerator and a circular whispering mode optical waveguide for guiding optical energy in a circular path in the circular relativistic electron beam accelerator such that the circular relativistic electron beam and the optical energy are spatially contiguous in a resonant condition for free electron laser operation. Both a betatron and synchrotron are disclosed for use in the present invention. A free electron laser wiggler is disposed around the circular relativistic electron beam accelerator for generating a periodic magnetic field to transform energy from the circular relativistic electron beam to optical energy.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
  2. (Santa Fe, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
864956
Patent Number(s):
4442522
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
circular; free-electron; laser; efficiency; free; electron; utilizing; relativistic; beam; accelerator; whispering; mode; optical; waveguide; guiding; energy; path; spatially; contiguous; resonant; condition; operation; betatron; synchrotron; disclosed; wiggler; disposed; generating; periodic; magnetic; field; transform; circular relativistic; laser operation; whispering mode; beam accelerator; relativistic electron; magnetic field; electron beam; electron laser; free electron; optical energy; optical waveguide; mode optical; optical wave; circular path; laser utilizing; free-electron laser; periodic magnet; /372/

Citation Formats

Brau, Charles A., Kurnit, Norman A., and Cooper, Richard K. Circular free-electron laser. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Brau, Charles A., Kurnit, Norman A., & Cooper, Richard K. Circular free-electron laser. United States.
Brau, Charles A., Kurnit, Norman A., and Cooper, Richard K. Sun . "Circular free-electron laser". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864956.
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title = {Circular free-electron laser},
author = {Brau, Charles A. and Kurnit, Norman A. and Cooper, Richard K.},
abstractNote = {A high efficiency, free electron laser utilizing a circular relativistic electron beam accelerator and a circular whispering mode optical waveguide for guiding optical energy in a circular path in the circular relativistic electron beam accelerator such that the circular relativistic electron beam and the optical energy are spatially contiguous in a resonant condition for free electron laser operation. Both a betatron and synchrotron are disclosed for use in the present invention. A free electron laser wiggler is disposed around the circular relativistic electron beam accelerator for generating a periodic magnetic field to transform energy from the circular relativistic electron beam to optical energy.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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