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Polarized laser beam as an anisotropic and gyrotropic medium for high-energy gamma-quanta
Author(s): G. L. Kotkin; V. G. Serbo
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Paper Abstract

The elastic light-light scattering below the threshold of the e+e- pair production leads to a variation in polarization of hard (gamma) -quanta traversing (without loss in intensity) a region where the laser light is focused. This effect can be used to exert a full control over (gamma) - quantum polarization. Equations are obtained which determine the variation of Stokes parameters of (gamma) -quanta in this case, and their solutions are given. It is pointed out that this effect can be observed in the experiment of the type of E-144 at SLAC. It should be taken into account and, perhaps, it can be used in experiments at future (gamma) (gamma) colliders.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3485, 11th International Vavilov Conference on Nonlinear Optics, (21 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328239
Show Author Affiliations
G. L. Kotkin, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)
V. G. Serbo, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3485:
11th International Vavilov Conference on Nonlinear Optics
Sergei G. Rautian, Editor(s)

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