Enhancement of Fel Efficiency by Using Short Electron Pulses

TitleEnhancement of Fel Efficiency by Using Short Electron Pulses
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsD.A Jaroszynski, D. Oepts, J.M Ortega, C.R Pidgeon, P.W van Amersfoort
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
Date PublishedJul 1
ISBN Number0168-9002

In this paper we show that for an intermediate gain free electron laser oscillator, the efficiency is dramatically enhanced by operating with electron pulses shorter than the slippage distance. We discuss both the consequences of operating at longer wavelengths where lethargy effects are important and the implications of working with short electron pulses when inhomogeneous broadening is important. The discussion is supported by a one-dimensional multiparticle simulation that takes into account both saturation and short pulse effects.



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