Stimulated emission by relativistic electrons traversing a periodic magnetic field.
Ellis, Robert Boyce
Buskirk, Fred R.
Neighbaus, John R.
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A historical survey of scientific developments predating the free electron laser (FEL) concept is presented. A general theory of operation of the FEL is discussed. The use of electromagnets to generate a static periodic magnetic field of alternating polarity (as a pump wave source) is proposed. Preliminary measurements with respect to the proposed electromagnet design are analyzed.
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