Can beats of electron waves at optical frequencies drive a free-electron laser?

Phys. Rev. A 20, 2629 – Published 1 December 1979
Murray Peshkin


A recent proposal by H. Schwarz is analyzed. General principles of quantum mechanics are used to limit the possibilities for radiation from beats in an electron beam.


  • Received 4 June 1979
  • Published in the issue dated December 1979

© 1979 The American Physical Society

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Murray Peshkin

  • Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439

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