Accession Number:

ADA285739

Title:

Compact Free Electron Lasers for Medical Applications

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 30 Sep 1993-29 Sep 1994

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-10-19

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

We have designed, constructed, and operated a 70-period microwiggler for free electrons lasers FELs. The device is a pulsed ferromagnetic-core electromagnet with a period of 8.8 mm, which generates an on-axis peak magnetic field of 4.2 kG. The pulses, of 0.5 msec duration, are generated at a rate of 0. 5 Hz. Each field peak is independently tunable. We employed a novel tuning regimen to reduce the RMS spread in the peak amplitudes to 0.12, the lowest value thus far attained in a sub-cm-period periodic magnetic field.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE