Probing Nonperturbative QED with Optimally Focused Laser Pulses
Journal article, 2013

We study nonperturbative pair production in intense, focused laser fields called e-dipole pulses. We address the conditions required, such as the quality of the vacuum, for reaching high intensities without initiating beam-depleting cascades, the number of pairs which can be created, and experimental detection of the created pairs. We find that e-dipole pulses offer an optimal method of investigating nonperturbative QED.


A. Gonoskov

I. Gonoskov

C. Harvey

Antony Ilderton

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

A. Kim

Mattias Marklund

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

G. Mourou

A. Sergeev

Physical Review Letters

0031-9007 (ISSN) 1079-7114 (eISSN)

Vol. 111 6 060404

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