Relativistic quantum dynamics and quantum noise in short-wavelength free electron lasers

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Abstract

A novel relativistic quantum theory of the free electron laser is formulated using the Dirac equation. It is shown that the theory has the correct classical limit. It is predicted that for two-stage free electron lasers, quantum noise can be comparable to the classical noise due to the thermal spread of the beam, or the random initial distribution of electrons in phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume272
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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