Free electron lasers represent a radical alternative to conventional lasers, being potentially the most flexible, high power and efficient generators of tunable coherent radiation from the ultra-violet to the infrared. We give a simple review of the physics of the device, describe the present experimental situation and discuss possible applications. © 1984.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physica B: Condensed Matter|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|