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Title: Simulations of the high average power selene free electron laser prototype. Master's thesis

Free electron laser (FEL) technology continues to advance, providing alternative solutions to existing and potential problems. The capabilities of an FEL with respect to tunability, power and efficiency make it an attractive choice when moving into new laser utilization fields. The initial design parameters, for any new system, offer a good base to begin system simulation tests in an effort to determine the best possible design. This is a study of the Novosibirsk design which is a prototype for the proposed SELENE FEL. The design uses a three-section, low-power optical klystron followed by a single-pass, high-power radiator. This system is inherently sensitive to electron beam quality, but affords flexibility in achieving the final design. The performance of the system is studied using the initial parameters. An FEL, configured as a simple, two section optical klystron is studied to determine the basic operating characteristics of a high current FEL klystron.
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OSTI Identifier:
7048186
Report Number(s):
AD-A-280780/8/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
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Other Information: Master's thesis
Research Org:
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; DESIGN; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; DIRECTED-ENERGY WEAPONS; KLYSTRONS; ELECTRON TUBES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; LASERS; MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT; MICROWAVE TUBES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; WEAPONS 426002* -- Engineering-- Lasers & Masers-- (1990-)