Accession Number:

ADA459614

Title:

Low-Voltage Infrared Free-Electron Lasers Based on Gyrotron-Powered RF Wigglers

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jul 1995-Jul 1996

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1996-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Designs are presented for infrared free-electron lasers FELs with gyrotron-powered electromagnetic wigglers and relatively low-voltage electron beams. The use of an electromagnetic wiggler formed by a quasi-optical gyrotron, where the radiation is coupled into a corrugated waveguide, has the potential for substantial increases of FEL gain compared to an open mirror system. Designs for Proof-of-Principle, low-voltage infrared FEL experiments based on both radio-frequency RF linear accelerator and electrostatic technology are presented, together with point designs for portable systems covering the infrared windows in the atmosphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE