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Energy losses due to radiation reaction in an intense laser pulse
Author(s): Yevgen Kravets; Adam Noble; Dino Jaroszynski
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Paper Abstract

Radiation reaction effects will play an important role in near-future laser facilities, yet their theoretical description remains obscure. We explore the Ford-O'Connell equation for radiation reaction, and discuss its relation to other commonly used treatments, in particular that of Landau and Lifshitz. By analysing the interaction of a high energy electron in an intense laser pulse, we find that radiation reaction effects prevent the particle from accessing a regime in which the Landau-Lifshitz approximation breaks down.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8779, Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions II; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Beams of Particles II; and Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves III, 87791X (9 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2017575
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Yevgen Kravets, The Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Adam Noble, The Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Dino Jaroszynski, The Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8779:
Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions II; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Beams of Particles II; and Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves III
Eric Esarey; Carl B. Schroeder; Wim P. Leemans; Kenneth W. D. Ledingham; Dino A. Jaroszynski, Editor(s)

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