Free-Electron Lasers: Present Status and Future Prospects

Science  05 Oct 1990:
Vol. 250, Issue 4977, pp. 88-93
DOI: 10.1126/science.250.4977.88


Free-electron lasers as scientific instruments are reviewed. The present status and future prospects are delineated with attention drawn to the size, complexity, availability, and performance capability of this new tool.