Yariv, Amnon and Armstrong, Desmond R. (1973) Traveling wave oscillations in the optical region: a theoretical examination. Journal of Applied Physics, 44 (4). pp. 1664-1665. ISSN 0021-8979 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:YARjap73
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The interaction of an electron beam with the optical field of a periodically perturbed dielectric thin-film waveguide is considered. When the electron velocity is nearly equal to that of one of the spatial harmonics of the field, a coherent exchange of energy can take place. This interaction, which can lead in principle to a voltage-tunable optical oscillation, is examined in the light of presently available thin-film techniques. An estimate of the oscillation threshold is made.
|Additional Information:||©1973 American Institute of Physics. Received 9 October 1972. The authors acknowledge fruitful discussions with their colleagues, J.R. Pierce, Dr. K. Sakuda, and A. Gover.|
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