Numerical experiments on free-electron lasers without inversion. Academic Article uri icon


  • The inversionless free-electron laser having a drift region consisting of two magnets is analyzed. Performing numerical simulations of electron motion inside wigglers and the drift region, we have shown that this system has a positive mean gain over the entire energy distribution of the electron beam. We study the influence of emittance and the spread of electron energies on the gain.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Rostovtsev, Y., Trendafilov, S., Artemiev, A., Kapale, K., Kurizki, G., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Rostovtsev, Yuri||Trendafilov, Simeon||Artemiev, Alexander||Kapale, Kishore||Kurizki, Gershon||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • May 2003