Provides a comprehensive overview of the field of free electron lasers. Each chapter is based on a graduate-level lecture given by an internationally-known expert in the field, and is self-contained, beginning with introductory background material and culminating in an in-depth discussion of the author's current research. Written with both the student physicist and the active researcher in mind, this book is sure to be an invaluable reference for graduate students and professionals alike.
1. High Brightness Beams and Applications 2. Applications of Free Electron Lasers 3. Free Electron Laser Research in China 4. Infrared Free-Electron Lasers: Short-Pulse Effects, Spectral 5. Properties, and User Aspects 6. New Intense Electron Beam Generation by Pseudospark Discharge Free Electron Lasers 7. Index