Accession Number:

ADA327500

Title:

The Construction of a Compact, Inexpensive, Far Infrared FEL.

Descriptive Note:

Final progress rept. 1 Apr 92-31 Mar 95,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The objective is to develop a free electron laser FEL for the far infrared that will be modest in cost and size, and therefore be suitable for placement in an individual laboratory or hospital. The oscillator would operate in the range from 80 to 500 micrometers, with megawatts of peak power and a 10 microseconds macropulse. The accelerator is compact and simple, consisting of a 1.5 cavity RF gun using a thermionic emitter and an accelerator length of 8 cm. In this manner, beam energies in excess of 4 MeV can be obtained which, for a wiggler period of 1 cm, correspond to wavelengths shorter than 80 microns.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE