The free electron laser

C. R. Pidgeon, W J Firth

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-326
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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    Pidgeon, C. R., & Firth, W. J. (1984). The free electron laser. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 127(1-3), 322-326.