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Motion of a charge in a superstrong electromagnetic standing wave
Author(s): Timur Zh. Esirkepov; Stepan S. Bulanov; James K. Koga; Masaki Kando; Kiminori Kondo; Nikolay N. Rosanov; Georg Korn; Sergei V. Bulanov
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Paper Abstract

Radiation reaction radically influences the electron motion in an electromagnetic standing wave formed by two super-intense colliding laser pulses. Depending on the laser intensity and wavelength, the quantum corrections to the electron motion and the radiation reaction force can be independently small or large, thus dividing the parameter space into 4 regions. When radiation reaction dominates, the electron motion evolves to limit cycles and strange attractors. This creates a new framework for high energy physics experiments on the interaction of energetic charged particle beams and colliding super-intense laser pulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2015
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9515, Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II, 951510 (1 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178439
Show Author Affiliations
Timur Zh. Esirkepov, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)
Stepan S. Bulanov, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
James K. Koga, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)
Masaki Kando, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)
Kiminori Kondo, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)
Nikolay N. Rosanov, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russian Federation)
Georg Korn, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Sergei V. Bulanov, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9515:
Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II
Georg Korn; Luis O. Silva, Editor(s)

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