Optical wiggler free-electron X-ray laser in the 5 region Academic Article uri icon


  • The scaling of free-electron lasers down to the X-ray regime is analyzed theoretically. We show that the combined use of an optical wiggler and an X-ray Bragg reflecting ring resonator provides enough roundtrip gain to bring the system above threshold in the 5 A region. The proposed system can be built with existing technology. Copyright 1983 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Dobiasch, P., Meystre, P., & Scully, M.

citation count

  • 44

complete list of authors

  • Dobiasch, P||Meystre, P||Scully, M

publication date

  • December 1983