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Title: Quantum theory for 1D X-ray free electron laser

Abstract

Classical 1D X-ray Free Electron Laser (X-ray FEL) theory has stood the test of time by guiding FEL design and development prior to any full-scale analysis. Future X-ray FELs and inverse-Compton 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 X-ray sources. We offer a new approach to formulate the quantum theory for 1D X-ray 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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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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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):
LA-UR-17-22821
Journal ID: ISSN 0950-0340; TRN: US1800672
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Modern Optics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 65; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0950-0340
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

Citation Formats

Anisimov, Petr Mikhaylovich. Quantum theory for 1D X-ray free electron laser. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1080/09500340.2017.1375567.
Anisimov, Petr Mikhaylovich. Quantum theory for 1D X-ray free electron laser. United States. doi:10.1080/09500340.2017.1375567.
Anisimov, Petr Mikhaylovich. Tue . "Quantum theory for 1D X-ray free electron laser". United States. doi:10.1080/09500340.2017.1375567. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1414149.
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abstractNote = {Classical 1D X-ray Free Electron Laser (X-ray FEL) theory has stood the test of time by guiding FEL design and development prior to any full-scale analysis. Future X-ray FELs and inverse-Compton 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 X-ray sources. We offer a new approach to formulate the quantum theory for 1D X-ray 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.},
doi = {10.1080/09500340.2017.1375567},
journal = {Journal of Modern Optics},
number = 1,
volume = 65,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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