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MOPPH003  VOLC: Volume Free Electron Laser Simulation Code  14 


First lasing of Volume Free Electron Laser (VFEL) in mm wavelength range was obtained recently*. Мultiwave volume distributed feedback where electromagnetic waves and electron beam spread angularly one to other in a spatiallyperiodic target is the VFEL distinctive feature**. Mathematical model and numerical methods for VFEL nonlinear stage simulation were proposed*** and implemented in computer code VOLC that means "VOLume Code". It was developed on the basis of multiple Fortran codes created in 19912006 years. VOLC allows to simulate different geometries of two and threewave VFEL in amplifier and oscillator regimes. Electron beam is modelled by averaging over initial phases of electrons. Dimensionality is 2D (one spatial coordinate and one phase space coordinate) plus time. All numerical results obtained using VOLC are in good agreement with analytical predictions of VFEL theory. Different roots to chaos in VFEL were investigated using VOLC. Some successful simulations of VFEL experimental setup at INP were carried out. A description of VOLC possibilities and representative numerical results are presented.
* V. G. Baryshevsky et al., NIMA483 (2002) 21. ** V. G. Baryshevsky, NIMA445 (2000) 281. *** K. Batrakov, S. Sytova, Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics 45 (2005) 666. 