Intrinsic linewidth of a free-electron laser. Academic Article uri icon


  • The intrinsic linewidth of a cw free-electron laser is calculated, and the result compared to the ordinary atomic laser. A classical (i.e., nonquantum) linewidth is obtained for a free-electron laser operating in the classical regime. 1986 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A Gen Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • Becker, W., Gea-Banacloche, J., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Becker, W||Gea-Banacloche, J||Scully, MO

publication date

  • March 1986