Generalized gain-spread expressions for the free electron laser Academic Article uri icon


  • Starting from a many electron hamiltonian model we derive general expressions for the unsaturated gain and spread of a free electron laser that are valid for arbitrary magnetic field configurations. The general validity of a well known gain-spread relation is demonstrated. 1980.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Bonifacio, R., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Bonifacio, R||Scully, MO

publication date

  • February 1980