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Spontaneous coherent cyclotron emission from a short laser-kicked electron buncn

Savilov, A.V. and Jaroszynski, D.A. (2004) Spontaneous coherent cyclotron emission from a short laser-kicked electron buncn. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 528 (1-2). pp. 562-565. ISSN 0168-9002

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Ponderomotive kicking of an electron bunch by the field of a laser pulse is proposed as a method for generating coherent cyclotron emission. It is shown that the imparted gyro-rotation can provide selective RF generation in an oversized microwave system, which can be rapidly tuned over a broad frequency range. A possible realization of a moderately relativistic source of short sub-millimeter wavelength pulses is studied.