Mode-locked free-electron laser oscillator

Eli Jerby*, George Bekefi, Toru Hara

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In this experiment we observe emission of a single RF macropulse from a mode-locked FEL oscillator. The FEL employs a continuous electron beam and operates in the microwave regime. The amplitude mode-locking is achieved by modulating the attenuation of the FEL ring cavity at its round-trip frequency (∼ 27 MHz). The observed RF macropulse consists of short RF micropulses. Their period (∼ 37 ns) is determined by the modulating frequency, and their width is comparable to the slippage time (∼ 3 ns). Examples of experimental results of amplitude mode-locked FEL signals are presented for coaxial-line and waveguide cavity sections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-116
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes


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