Accession Number : ADP005107

Title :   Quantum Theory of the Free-Electron Laser,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Becker,W. ; Gea-Banacloche,J. ; Mciver,J. K. ; Scully,M. O.

Report Date : OCT 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This paper considers the main reasons why a quantum theory of the free electron laser is of interest, and summarize and compare a number of different approaches, and their main results. Recent results concerning the intrinsic linewidth and photon statistics of the free electron laser are also presented.

Descriptors :   *FREE ELECTRON LASERS, *QUANTUM THEORY, GAIN, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE