Harmonic generation in the free-electron laser. Theory of the quasiperiodic wiggler Academic Article uri icon


  • Free-electron lasers, except for those using helical wigglers, are predicted in most cases to generate higher harmonics of the fundamental optical frequency. The basic equations describing this process are derived and applied in particular to the linearly polarized wiggler. 1981 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Al-Abawi, H., Moore, G. T., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Al-Abawi, Hazim||Moore, Gerald T||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • December 1981