Effects of radiation damping on the dynamics of electrons in ELI intensity Laser fields
2012 (English)In: Light at extreme intensities 2011, American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2012, 13-16 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
An electron in the presence of a high intensity laser field, such as that anticipated at ELI, will be accelerated so strongly that its own radiation emission may significantly affect its motion. This opens up the possibility of testing experimentally the classical theory of radiation reaction in such a context. We therefore explore the effects of radiation damping on the dynamics of electrons in optical laser pulses. In the case of high intensities and high initial electron energies, the trajectories and net energy changes of the electrons are found to be significantly altered. These effects are found to become increasingly significant the closer one gets to a directly head on collision between the laser and electrons.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2012. 13-16 p.
, AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X ; 1462
Radiation damping, high intensity lasers
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58927DOI: 10.1063/1.4736751ISI: 000306742300003ISBN: 978-0-7354-1066-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-58927DiVA: diva2:550733
Conference on Light at Extreme Intensities, NOV 14-18, 2011, Szeged, HUNGARY