Hierarchic Electrodynamics and Free Electron Lasers: Concepts, Calculations, and Practical Applications

1st Edition

Victor V. Kulish

CRC Press
Published September 27, 2011
Reference - 697 Pages - 251 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439849354 - CAT# K12234

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  • Provides the mathematical aspects of hierarchic methods
  • Contains more than 3000 equations
  • Covers a range of applications in addition to free electron lasers such as femtosecond lasers and parametric oscillators
  • Re-examines classical approaches to the electromagnetics of optical systems
  • Includes practical examples of FELs


Hierarchic Electrodynamics and Free Electron Lasers: Concepts, Calculations, and Practical Applications presents intriguing new fundamental concepts in the phenomenon of hierarchical electrodynamics as a new direction in physics. Concentrating on the key theory of hierarchic oscillations and waves, this book focuses on the numerous applications of nonlinear theory in different types of high-current Free Electron Lasers (FEL), including their primary function in the calculation methods used to analyze various multi-resonant, multi-frequency nonlinear FEL models.

This is considered the first book to:

  • Completely and systematically describe the foundation of hierarchical electrodynamics as a new direction of physics
  • Fully represent the physics of high-current FEL—and associated models—from the hierarchic oscillation wave perspective
  • Cover the multi-harmonic nonlinear theory of new types of electronic devices, such as plasma-beam and two-stream FEL
  • Formulate and substantiate the concept of cluster femtosecond FEL
  • Analyze practical prospects for a new generation of a global "Star Wars" strategic defense systems

These subjects involve a wide range of disciplines. Using numerous real-world examples to illustrate information and concepts, the book offers a mathematical foundation to explore FEL applications as well as analyze hierarchic plasma-like electrodynamic systems and femto-second clusters of electromagnetic energy. Assembling fragmented concepts from existing literature, the author re-examines classic approaches in order to develop new insights and achieve scientific breakthroughs.


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