An electromagnetic gamma-ray free electron laser

Bengt Eliasson, Chuan-Sheng Liu

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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
Issue number06
Early online date9 Aug 2013
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2013


  • free electron laser
  • gamma ray
  • electron beam


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