C. R. Pidgeon, Desmond Smith, W J Firth, D. A. Jaroszynski, D Tratt, J. S. Mackay, M. F. Kimmitt, J. M. Reid, M. G. Kelliher, M. W. Poole, G. Saxon, R. P. Walker, W. A. Gillespie, P. F. Martin

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The current status of the UK FEL program is reviewed at the end of its second year. A description of the optical and electron beam diagnostics is given, and a preliminary study of spontaneous emission at harmonic frequencies is reported. The purpose of the UK project is to undertake a comprehensive experimental study of the free-electron laser (FEL) mechanism, embracing investigations of spontaneous radiation, gain and laser oscillation in the fundamental and higher order harmonics. It is ultimately conceived as a user facility for a multidisciplinary cross section of potential researchers with a common requirement for a widely tunable narrowband picosecond laser source.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1083-1088
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1985

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    Pidgeon, C. R., Smith, D., Firth, W. J., Jaroszynski, D. A., Tratt, D., Mackay, J. S., Kimmitt, M. F., Reid, J. M., Kelliher, M. G., Poole, M. W., Saxon, G., Walker, R. P., Gillespie, W. A., & Martin, P. F. (1985). UK FREE-ELECTRON LASER: OPTICAL AND ELECTRON BEAM DIAGNOSTICS. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, QE-21(7), 1083-1088.