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Reduction of the Thomson scattering cross-section in a strong circularly polarized light field in plasma with the change of its spectrum
Author(s): Vladlen V. Korobkin; Michael Yu. Romanovsky
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Paper Abstract

It is shown that in a strong circularly polarized laser field, classical electron motion around the ions can occur. The non-relativistic scattering by these electrons in plasma has a certain (Thomson) cross-section only in the limit of a very strong field (it is practically the case of relativistic motion of electrons). In a circularly polarized field with an amplitude on the order of the inneratomic one, the cross section of this process is less. In the spectrum that the scattering of this field gives in plasma, there are non-ion satellites along with the basic frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1800, Superintense Laser Fields: Generation, Interaction with Matter, and X-Ray Sources, (10 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60669
Show Author Affiliations
Vladlen V. Korobkin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Michael Yu. Romanovsky, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1800:
Superintense Laser Fields: Generation, Interaction with Matter, and X-Ray Sources

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