Non-perturbative quantum time evolution on the light-front
Journal article, 2013

We introduce a covariant, nonperturbative, first principles numerical approach for solving time-dependent problems in quantum field theory. We demonstrate this approach by evaluating photon emission from an electron in a strong, time and space dependent external field. We study the acceleration of the electron in combination with the evolution of the invariant mass of the electron-photon system, in real time and at the amplitude level. Successive excitations of the electron-photon system are evident.


X. B. Zhao

Iowa State University

Antony Ilderton

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Pieter Maris

Iowa State University

J. P. Vary

Iowa State University

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

0370-2693 (ISSN)

Vol. 726 4-5 856-860

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