Magnetic mirror cavities as terahertz radiation sources and a means of quantifying radiation friction

Amol R. Holkundkar*, Chris Harvey

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Abstract

We propose a radiation source based on a magnetic mirror cavity. Relativistic electrons are simulated entering the cavity and their trajectories and resulting emission spectra are calculated. The uniformity of the particle orbits is found to result in a frequency comb in terahertz range, the precise energies of which are tunable by varying the electron's gamma-factor. For very high energy particles, radiation friction causes the spectral harmonics to broaden and we suggest this as a possible way to verify competing classical equations of motion.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103102
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Keywords

  • QUANTUM CASCADE LASERS
  • CLASSICAL-THEORY
  • ELECTRONS
  • LORENTZ
  • FIELD

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