We describe a free-electron laser (FEL) in the Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE) regime quantizing the electron motion and taking into account propagation effects. We demonstrate quantum purification of the SASE spectrum, i.e. in a properly defined quantum regime the spiking behavior disappears and the SASE power spectrum becomes very narrow.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - May 2005|
- quantum recoil
- nuclear instruments
- quantum theory
Bonifacio, R., Piovella, N., & Robb, G. R. M. (2005). Quantum theory of SASE FEL. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 543(2-3), 645-652. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2005.01.324