Accession Number : ADA263997


Title :   Magnetic Field Measurements of the CEBAF (NIST) Wiggler Using the Pulsed Wire Method


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Wallace, Stephen M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263997.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : The Free Electron Laser (FEL) has proven to be a versatile photon source for many applications in science, industry and defense. It is capable of providing wide tunability and high efficiency, but has yet to yield high average power required as a weapon system. The proposed infrared and ultraviolet FELs at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) have been projected to provide high average power. The first section of this thesis will study the necessity of a FEL for shipboard defense, and state the advantages over other defense systems. The remainder will focus on use of the pulsed wire method for measuring the magnetic field errors of the CEBAF/National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) wiggler. Data analysis indicates the wiggler will have a net electron beam deflection of x=5.2mm, which is much greater than the electron beam radius of re=0.4mm and the optical mode waist of wo=1mm. Free Electron Laser (FEL), Pulsed Wire Method, High Energy Laser (HEL), Shipboard High Energy Laser, Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD).


Descriptors :   *FREE ELECTRON LASERS , *HIGH ENERGY LASERS , *SHIP DEFENSE SYSTEMS , HIGH POWER , GUIDED MISSILES , MAGNETIC FIELDS , ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , WEAPON SYSTEMS , DEFLECTION , ULTRAVIOLET LASERS , WIGGLER MAGNETS , LASER MODULATORS , PHOTONS , LASER WEAPONS , EFFICIENCY , THESES , HIGH ENERGY , ELECTRON BEAMS , INFRARED LASERS


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE