An electromagnetic gamma-ray free electron laser

Bengt Eliasson, Chuan-Sheng Liu

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Abstract

We present a theoretical model for the generation of coherent gamma
rays by a free electron laser, where a high-energy electron beam interacts with an
electromagnetic wiggler. By replacing the static undulator with a 1-μm laser wiggler,
the resulting radiation would go from X-rays currently observed in experiments,
to gamma rays. Coherent light in the gamma-ray range would have wide-ranging
applications in the probing of matter on sub-atomic scales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-998
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Volume79
Issue number06
Early online date9 Oct 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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gamma ray lasers
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Keywords

  • free electron laser
  • gamma ray
  • electron beam

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Eliasson, Bengt ; Liu, Chuan-Sheng. / An electromagnetic gamma-ray free electron laser. In: Journal of Plasma Physics. 2013 ; Vol. 79, No. 06. pp. 995-998.
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An electromagnetic gamma-ray free electron laser. / Eliasson, Bengt; Liu, Chuan-Sheng.

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