Accession Number:

ADD010103

Title:

Electrostatic Free Electron Laser.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-04

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

An electrostatic free electron laser having an electromagnetic waveguide, means to produce a periodic longitudinal electrostatic field along the waveguide and an electron beam which passes through the waveguide. Radiative energy is generated by the laser as a result of the kinetic energy lost by the electron beam as it is decelerated during its interaction with the electromagnetic wave and the electrostatic field within the waveguide. In use as an oscillator, the electrostatic free electron laser includes a resonator either in addition to or instead of the waveguide. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE