Accession Number:

ADA263999

Title:

Nonlinear Mode Coupling in Free Electron Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan-Mar 1993

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-11

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The optical field in free electron lasers can sometimes develop sidebands and exhibit very complex behavior. The purpose of this report is to develop a two mode model of the optical field in a free electron laser in which the optical modes are coupled by the free electrons in the laser. This model may be used to study the long term stability of the optical wave and the development of sidebands in the optical field. In this report the equations of motion governing the interaction of an electron with the optical modes will be derived. Free electron lasers, Optical wave.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE