Free-Electron Lasers

@article{Brau1988FreeElectronL,
  title={Free-Electron Lasers},
  author={Charles A. Brau},
  journal={Science},
  year={1988},
  volume={239},
  pages={1115 - 1121}
}
  • C. Brau
  • Published 4 March 1988
  • Physics
  • Science
Free-electron lasers are tunable, potentially powerful sources of coherent radiation over a broad range of wavelengths from the far-infrared to the far-ultraviolet regions of the spectrum. These unique capabilities make them suitable for a broad variety of applications from medicine to strategic defense. 

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