A simple model for the generation of ultra-short radiation pulses

L. T. Campbell, B W. J. McNeil

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A method for generating a single broadband radiation pulse from a strongly chirped electron pulse is described. The evolution of the chirped electron pulse in an undulator may generate a pulse of coherent spontaneous radiation of shorter duration than the FEL cooperation length. An analytic expression for the emitted radiation pulse is derived and compared with numerical simulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFEL 2012
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Free-Electron Laser Conference
EditorsToshinari Tanaka, Volker RW Schaa
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2013
Event34th International Free Electron Laser Conference: FEL 2012 - Nara, Nara, Japan
Duration: 26 Aug 201231 Aug 2012
Conference number: 34


Conference34th International Free Electron Laser Conference
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  • single broadband radiation pulse
  • chirped electron pulse
  • undulators
  • coherent spontaneous radiation
  • radiation pulse
  • free electron lasers

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