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Interaction Of Free Electrons With Laser Photons
Author(s): B Wallbank; J K Holmes; A Weingartshofer
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Paper Abstract

The cross-sections for free-free processes in electron-argon scattering in the presence of a pulsed CO2 laser have been measured as a function of laser flux. This represents the first attempt at an experimental investigation of the theoretical predictions contained in the Kroll-Watson equation. The dependence of the cross-sections on the various experimental parameters is discussed and we stress the advantages of using moderate laser powers (107W/cm 2) to carry out these tests of the fundamental interactions between free electrons and photons in the presence of an atomic potential.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0664, High Intensity Laser Processes, (21 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938694
Show Author Affiliations
B Wallbank, St. Francis Xavier University (Canada)
J K Holmes, St. Francis Xavier University (Canada)
A Weingartshofer, St. Francis Xavier University (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0664:
High Intensity Laser Processes
John A. Alcock, Editor(s)

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