Author: Tarakanov, V.P.
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TUP017 Using Lorentz Transformations for Simulations of Wiggler Superradiance from the Picosecond Electron Bunches 395
  • A. Malkin, N.S. Ginzburg, A.A. Golovanov, I.V. Zotova
    IAP/RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • V.P. Tarakanov
    LPI, Moscow, Russia
  Funding: This work was supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research under Grant No 12-02-01152.
In this paper we present a theoretical analysis of superradiance (SR) from picosecond electron bunches wiggling in periodical undulator field based both on the method of averaged ponderomotive force and on a direct numerical PIC (particle-in-cell) simulation. Within both approaches the analysis takes place in the reference frame co-moving with electrons which allows simplifying the procedure of simulation significantly due to the fact that all the spatial scales including the radiation wavelength, the length of the beam and the length of the pump field pacet into which the undulator field is transformed are of the same order. We show that in the reference frame the SR effect can be interpreted as a formation of the distributed Bragg mirror in the bulk of the electron beam which is effectively reflecting (scattering) the pump wave. A possibility of generation of multimegawatt pulses in terahertz and far infrared wave ranges is demonstrated.