Experimental-Observation of Limit-Cycle Oscillations in a Short-Pulse Free-Electron Laser

TitleExperimental-Observation of Limit-Cycle Oscillations in a Short-Pulse Free-Electron Laser
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsD.A Jaroszynski, R.J Bakker, A.FG van der Meer, D. Oepts, P.W van Amersfoort
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume70
Number22
Pagination3412-3415
Date PublishedMay 31
ISBN Number0031-9007
Abstract

The first experimental observation of limit-cycle power oscillations in a short-pulse free-electron laser is presented. These are due to a nonlinear modulation of the optical micropulse shape and phase by the electrons, which leads to the formation of a train of subpulses. Experimentally, the oscillations have been found to depend on the slippage distance and on the desynchronism between optical pulses and electron bunches, comparing well with theoretical predictions.

DOI10.1103/PhysRevLett.70.3412
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