The Construction of a Compact, Inexpensive, Far Infrared FEL.
Final progress rept. 1 Apr 92-31 Mar 95,
STANFORD UNIV CA
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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.
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