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Synchrotron Radiation and Free-Electron Lasers
Principles of Coherent X-Ray Generation


  • Date Published: March 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107162617

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  • Learn about the latest advances in high-brightness X-ray physics and technology with this authoritative text. Drawing upon the most recent theoretical developments, pre-eminent leaders in the field guide readers through the fundamental principles and techniques of high-brightness X-ray generation from both synchrotron and free-electron laser sources. A wide range of topics is covered, including high-brightness synchrotron radiation from undulators, self-amplified spontaneous emission, seeded high-gain amplifiers with harmonic generation, ultra-short pulses, tapering for higher power, free-electron laser oscillators, and X-ray oscillator and amplifier configuration. Novel mathematical approaches and numerous figures accompanied by intuitive explanations enable easy understanding of key concepts, whilst practical considerations of performance-improving techniques and discussion of recent experimental results provide the tools and knowledge needed to address current research problems in the field. This is a comprehensive resource for graduate students, researchers and practitioners who design, manage or use X-ray facilities.

    • Treats synchrotron radiation and free-electron lasers as a unified topic
    • Provides the most comprehensive discussion of high-brightness X-ray sources to date
    • Written by world-renowned authorities in the field of X-ray physics and technology
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    'The strength of this book is, as I remarked earlier, the extensive mathematical treatments, including coherence length and time. … The authors' book subtitle stresses the principles of coherent X-ray generation and this is indeed brought out in various aspects such as longitudinal and transverse coherence. Their illustration with respect to Young's two-slit interference experiment is a neat didactic touch. … To summarize, this book is a feast of mathematical physics and deserves extensive study to fully understand synchrotron radiation and FELs, and their coherence emission, in all their glories. Their development is one of the most remarkable scientific and technological advances of all of the last 50 years or so.' John R. Helliwell, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107162617
    • length: 298 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preliminary concepts
    2. Synchrotron radiation
    3. Basic FEL physics
    4. 1D FEL analysis
    5. 3D FEL analysis
    6. Harmonic generation in high-gain FELs
    7. FEL oscillators and coherent hard X-rays
    8. Practical considerations and experimental results for high-gain FELs.

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    Synchrotron Radiation and Free-Electron Lasers

    Kwang-Je Kim, Zhirong Huang, Ryan Lindberg

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    Kwang-Je Kim, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois
    Kwang-Je Kim is a Distinguished Fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois and a Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago. He is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

    Zhirong Huang, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, California
    Zhirong Huang is an Associate Professor at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, California and in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

    Ryan Lindberg, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois
    Ryan Lindberg is a Staff Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois where he works on free-electron laser physics, and on analyzing and predicting collective effects in light-source storage rings.

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