Symmetry Breaking from Radiation Reaction in Ultra-Intense Laser Fields
2011 (English)In: Physical Review D, ISSN 1550-7998, Vol. 84, no 11, 116005- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We discuss radiation reaction effects on charges propagating in ultraintense laser fields. Our analysis is based on an analytic solution of the Landau-Lifshitz equation. We suggest quantifying radiation reaction in terms of a symmetry breaking parameter associated with the violation of null translation invariance in the direction opposite to the laser beam. As the Landau-Lifshitz equation is nonlinear, the energy transfer within the pulse is rather sensitive to initial conditions. This is elucidated by comparing colliding and fixed target modes in electron laser collisions.
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2011. Vol. 84, no 11, 116005- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51258DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.84.116005ISI: 000298644700005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-51258DiVA: diva2:478036