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Title: Observation of the Second Harmonic in Thomson Scattering from Relativistic Electrons

Abstract

A free relativistic electron in an electromagnetic field is a pure case of a light-matter interaction. In the laboratory environment, this interaction can be realized by colliding laser pulses with electron beams produced from particle accelerators. The process of single photon absorption and reemission by the electron, so-called linear Thomson scattering, results in radiation that is Doppler shifted into the x-ray and {gamma}-ray regions. At elevated laser intensity, nonlinear effects should come into play when the transverse motion of the electrons induced by the laser beam is relativistic. In the present experiment, we achieved this condition and characterized the second harmonic of Thomson x-ray scattering using the counterpropagation of a 60 MeV electron beam and a subterawatt CO{sub 2} laser beam.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3]
  1. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)
  2. (United States)
  3. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20777021
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.054802; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ABSORPTION; ACCELERATORS; CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS; DOPPLER EFFECT; ELECTRODYNAMICS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; GAMMA RADIATION; MATTER; MEV RANGE 10-100; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PHOTONS; PULSES; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; THOMSON SCATTERING; VISIBLE RADIATION; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION

Citation Formats

Babzien, Marcus, Ben-Zvi, Ilan, Kusche, Karl, Pavlishin, Igor V., Pogorelsky, Igor V., Siddons, David P., Yakimenko, Vitaly, Cline, David, Zhou Feng, Hirose, Tachishige, Kamiya, Yoshio, Kumita, Tetsuro, Omori, Tsunehiko, Urakawa, Junji, Yokoya, Kaoru, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, Waseda University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397, and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801. Observation of the Second Harmonic in Thomson Scattering from Relativistic Electrons. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.054802.
Babzien, Marcus, Ben-Zvi, Ilan, Kusche, Karl, Pavlishin, Igor V., Pogorelsky, Igor V., Siddons, David P., Yakimenko, Vitaly, Cline, David, Zhou Feng, Hirose, Tachishige, Kamiya, Yoshio, Kumita, Tetsuro, Omori, Tsunehiko, Urakawa, Junji, Yokoya, Kaoru, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, Waseda University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397, & High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801. Observation of the Second Harmonic in Thomson Scattering from Relativistic Electrons. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.054802.
Babzien, Marcus, Ben-Zvi, Ilan, Kusche, Karl, Pavlishin, Igor V., Pogorelsky, Igor V., Siddons, David P., Yakimenko, Vitaly, Cline, David, Zhou Feng, Hirose, Tachishige, Kamiya, Yoshio, Kumita, Tetsuro, Omori, Tsunehiko, Urakawa, Junji, Yokoya, Kaoru, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, Waseda University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397, and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801. Fri . "Observation of the Second Harmonic in Thomson Scattering from Relativistic Electrons". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.054802.
@article{osti_20777021,
title = {Observation of the Second Harmonic in Thomson Scattering from Relativistic Electrons},
author = {Babzien, Marcus and Ben-Zvi, Ilan and Kusche, Karl and Pavlishin, Igor V. and Pogorelsky, Igor V. and Siddons, David P. and Yakimenko, Vitaly and Cline, David and Zhou Feng and Hirose, Tachishige and Kamiya, Yoshio and Kumita, Tetsuro and Omori, Tsunehiko and Urakawa, Junji and Yokoya, Kaoru and University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 and Waseda University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555 and Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397 and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801},
abstractNote = {A free relativistic electron in an electromagnetic field is a pure case of a light-matter interaction. In the laboratory environment, this interaction can be realized by colliding laser pulses with electron beams produced from particle accelerators. The process of single photon absorption and reemission by the electron, so-called linear Thomson scattering, results in radiation that is Doppler shifted into the x-ray and {gamma}-ray regions. At elevated laser intensity, nonlinear effects should come into play when the transverse motion of the electrons induced by the laser beam is relativistic. In the present experiment, we achieved this condition and characterized the second harmonic of Thomson x-ray scattering using the counterpropagation of a 60 MeV electron beam and a subterawatt CO{sub 2} laser beam.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.054802},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 5,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}