Resonant diffraction radiation and Smith-Purcell effect

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An approach has been developed where the Smith-Purcell radiation (SPR), i.e. emission of electrons moving close to a periodic structure, is treated as resonant diffraction radiation. Simple formulas have been designed for the SPR intensity for a grating having perfectly conducting strips spaced by a vacuum gap. The results have been compared with those obtained via other techniques. It has been shown that the intensity of radiation for the said gratings for a relativistic case sufficiently exceeds the SPR intensity for the grating made up by a periodically deformed continuous surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-116
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 1998

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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