Free electron lasers — A historical perspective

  title={Free electron lasers — A historical perspective},
  author={George R. Neil},
  journal={35th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves},
  • George R. Neil
  • Published 2010 in
    35th International Conference on Infrared…
From their beginnings in the microwave tube industry, free electron lasers have developed into high peak and average power devices with output wavelengths extending from the microwave regime to X-rays. This paper will review that development and point out trends for future advances.