|Título||Collective effects on the operation of free-eletron lasers with an axial guide field
Freund, Henry P.
Jornada, Eda Homrich da
Schneider, Ruth de Souza
|Abstract||The collective interaction in a free-electroii laser with combined helical wiggler and uniform axial guide fields is presented in the linearized regime. The analysis involves a perturbation of the Vlasov-Maxwell equations about the constant-velocity helical trajectories, and the general driving currents are derived for this configuration. The complete dispersion equation is then obtained for a monoenergetic beam. Analytic solutions are obtained in tlie strong pump and space-charge dominated regimes, and an extensive numerical analysis is presented for a wide range of operating parameters. The results indicate that substantial enhancements in the gain are possible when the relativistic axial gyrofrequency is comparable to the free-electron laser doppler upshift. In addition, there is a range of parameters for which the ponderomotive potential acts to destabilize the electron beam. In this regime, we find both unstable electrostatic beam modes and largely electromagnetic modes with broad bandwidths.
|Contido em||Physical review. A, General physics. New York. Vol. 26, n. 4 (oct. 1982), p. 2004-2015
Fisica dos fluidos, fisica dos plasmas e descargas eletricas
|Tipo||Artigo de periódico
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