Cartoon showing the emergence of microbunches through SASE
This animation shows the emergence of microbunches in an electron bunch due to SASE. The code written for this is NOT based on real SASE phenomena, but simply a mathematical trick to induce a similar visual effect. As such, this is really just a cartoon, and should not be considered accurate. For a start, the number of bunches is far too small; moreover, the consistency of microbunches across the entire length of the original bunch is unrealistic.