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Abstract

The nonlinear evolution of a free-electron-laser (FEL) oscillator is investigated numerically for a configuration in which the FEL gain per pass in a high Q optical resonator is low. In this configuration, the number of passes required to reach the nonlinear saturation can be very large. In order to reduce the computer time, a formulation in which the discrete pass number is transformed to a continuous slow time variable is used. Preliminary results are presented for the case where the 2-D effects (diffraction, betatron oscillations) are neglected.

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Authors: TRAN T M, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH);DIETRICH D, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Fourteenth International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Würzburg (DE), Oct. 2-6,1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35213 ORA
Record Number: 199010930 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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