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Observable effects caused by vacuum pair creation in the field of high-power optical lasers
Author(s): David B. Blaschke; Andrey V. Filatov; Irina A. Egorova; Alexander V. Prozorkevich; Stanislav A. Smolyansky
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Paper Abstract

We consider the possibility of an experimental proof of vacuum e+e- pair creation in the focus of two counter−propagating optical laser beams with an intensity of the order of 1020-1022 W/cm2. Our approach is based on the collisionless kinetic equation for the distribution function of the e+e- pairs with the source term for particle production. As a possible experimental signal of vacuum pair production we consider the refraction of a high-frequency probe laser beam by the produced e+e- plasma to be observed by an interference filter. The generation of high harmonics of laser frequency in the self-consistent electric field is also investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6537, Saratov Fall Meeting 2006: Laser Physics and Photonics, Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling VII, 653708 (13 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.754005
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David B. Blaschke, Univ. of Wroclaw (Poland)
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russia)
Univ. of Rostock (Germany)
Andrey V. Filatov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Irina A. Egorova, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Alexander V. Prozorkevich, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Stanislav A. Smolyansky, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6537:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2006: Laser Physics and Photonics, Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling VII

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