Bibliographical note; Early developments; Overview of the general operational principles; Motion of an electron in an undulating magnetic field; Undulator radiation; Small-signal, small-gain free-electron laser; Large gain; Saturation; Tapered undulators; Undulator operation; Magnet design; Experiments and applications; Appendix A. Concepts of Hamiltonian relativistic mechanics; Appendix B. Effective mass; Appendix C. Undulator and FEL formulary.
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