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Radiation back-reaction and pair creation in the interaction of QED-strong laser fields with electron beams
Author(s): Natalia M. Naumova; Igor V. Sokolov; John A. Nees; Gérard A. Mourou
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Paper Abstract

Electron-positron pair creation is among the QED-effects known to occur in a strong laser pulse interaction with a counter-propagating electron beam. In this regime multiple pairs may be generated from a single beam electron, some of the newborn particles being capable of further pair production. Radiation back-reaction prevents avalanche development and limits pair creation. The system of integro-differential kinetic equations for electrons, positrons and γ-photons is solved numerically.

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Date Published: 17 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7994, LAT 2010: International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies, 799424 (17 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881788
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Natalia M. Naumova, Lab. d'Optique Appliquée, CNRS (France)
Igor V. Sokolov, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
John A. Nees, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Gérard A. Mourou, Institut de la Lumière Extrême, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7994:
LAT 2010: International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies
Vladislav Panchenko; Gérard Mourou; Aleksei M. Zheltikov, Editor(s)

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