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Conceptually speaking, why does synchrotron radiation arrise?

First, a bit of background. I'm a chemist who works with synchrotron-based techniques, but I'm focussed on materials analysis rather than synchrotron physics. I'm struggling to work out where ...
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Is “microbunching” in a free electron laser limited by the Pauli exclusion principle?

As I understand it, a free electron laser can basically be pictured as a synchrotron light source with an undulator which by the particular setup causes the electrons to self-attune so that they ...
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What's the difference between cyclotron radiation and synchrotron radiation?

What's the difference between cyclotron radiation and synchrotron radiation? The title says it. If there is a difference between a cyclotron and a synchrotron beyond the particles being accelerated in ...