Accession Number : ADA191178

Title :   Nonlinear Wave Propagation in Free Electron Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Jul 85-31 Dec 86,

Corporate Author : BERKELEY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC CA

Personal Author(s) : Colson, W B

PDF Url : ADA191178

Report Date : 31 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : An outline of new research results is given in the FEL klystron theory, exotic short-pulse evolution, optical guiding in the high-gain regime, fully four-dimensional simulations of the FEL, coherence development and line-narrowing in the FEL, and a global map describing the trapped-particle instability and chaos regions in the free electron laser. The description of the high-gain klystron FEL was improved. Previous work has assumed low-gain in the analysis of the high-gain klystron design. The gain of the klystron FEL in this research was calculated with use of the coupled, self-consistent Lorentz-Maxwell equations. For high gain, the objective of the klystron configuration, the gain spectrum is found to be modified from the previously known low-gain result. This is caused by the shifting of the optical phase during the gain process and is calculated for the first time. The effects derived are not obtainable from the Madey Theorem. The klystron saturation in strong nonlinear optical fields is also discussed. A comparison is made of the use of plasma theory and distribution functions, and the single particle approach.

Descriptors :   *FREE ELECTRON LASERS, *KLYSTRONS, COHERENCE, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), FOUR DIMENSIONAL, GAIN, HIGH GAIN, NONLINEAR PROPAGATION ANALYSIS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PARTICLES, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), SATURATION, SHORT PULSES, SIMULATION, SPECTRA, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE