Probing nonperturbative QED with optimally focused laser pulses
2013 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 111, no 6, 060404- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study nonperturbative pair production in intense, focused laser fields called e-dipole pulses. We address the conditions required, such as the quality of the vacuum, for reaching high intensities without initiating beam-depleting cascades, the number of pairs which can be created, and experimental detection of the created pairs. We find that e-dipole pulses offer an optimal method of investigating nonperturbative QED.
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2013. Vol. 111, no 6, 060404- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79634DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.060404ISI: 000322921200002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-79634DiVA: diva2:643533