Wave profile modification in free-electron lasers: Space-charge transverse fields and optical guiding

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Abstract

A comparative analysis of wave profile modification effects in Raman free-electron lasers is presented. The analysis is based on a 3D theoretical model that is valid in both Raman and Compton regimes. We study two companion effects, the optical guiding and the excitation of space-charge waves with transverse field components. Both effects are compared through exemplary parameters based on previous free-electron laser experiments. We conclude that transverse field profile modification due to space-charge waves may be significant in comparison to the optical guiding effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)864-867
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume63
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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