Quantum Radiation Reaction: From Interference to Incoherence
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

We investigate quantum radiation reaction in laser-electron interactions across different energy and intensity regimes. Using a fully quantum approach which also accounts exactly for the effect of the strong laser pulse on the electron motion, we identify in particular a regime in which radiation reaction is dominated by quantum interference. We find signatures of quantum radiation reaction in the electron spectra which have no classical analogue and which cannot be captured by the incoherent approximations typically used in the high-intensity regime. These signatures are measurable with presently available laser and accelerator technology.

Författare

Victor Dinu

Christopher Harvey

Chalmers, Fysik, Teoretisk fysik

Antony Ilderton

Chalmers, Fysik, Teoretisk fysik

Mattias Marklund

Chalmers, Fysik, Teoretisk fysik

Greger Torgrimsson

Chalmers, Fysik, Teoretisk fysik

Physical Review Letters

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

Vol. 116 4

Ämneskategorier

Fysik

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.044801