Optical Wiggler Free-Electron X-Ray Laser in the 5A Region

Peter Dobiasch, Pierre Meystre, Marlan O. Scully

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1812-1820
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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