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Title: Apparatus and method for compensating for electron beam emittance in synchronizing light sources

A focused optical beam is used to change the path length of the core electrons in electron light sources thereby boosting their efficiency of conversion of electron beam energy to light. Both coherent light in the free electron laser and incoherent light in the synchrotron is boosted by this technique. By changing the path length of the core electrons by the proper amount, the core electrons are caused to stay in phase with the electrons in the outer distribution of the electron beam. This increases the fraction of the electron beam energy that is converted to light thereby improving the efficiency of conversion of energy to light and therefore boosting the power output of the free electron laser and synchrotron.
  1. (Williamsburg, VA)
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OSTI Identifier:
Southeastern Universities Research Association (Newport News, VA) TJNAF
Patent Number(s):
US 5541944
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Country of Publication:
United States
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