Note on the Lawson-Penner limit

  title={Note on the Lawson-Penner limit},
  author={John D. Lawson and Samuel Penner},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics},
A recent paper in this journal was concerned with the significance of the so-called “Lawson-Penner limit” in the design of single passage free electron lasers [ 1 3 . This “limit” was also referred to in the paper as a “law.” The “limit” was proposed by one of us (S. Penner) at a meeting in Los Alamos in August 1979 as a purely empirical figure of merit for… CONTINUE READING