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Title: Radiation emission by extreme relativistic electrons and pair production by hard photons in a strong plasma wakefield

Abstract

The radiation spectrum of extreme relativistic electrons and the probability of electron-positron pair production by energetic photons in a strong plasma wakefield are derived in the framework of a semiclassical approach. It is shown that the radiation losses of a relativistic electron in the plasma wakefield scale proportionally to {epsilon}{sup 2-3} in the quantum limit when the energy of the radiated photon becomes close to the electron energy {epsilon}. The quantum effects will play a key role in future plasma-based accelerators operating at ultrahigh electron energy.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Science, 46 Uljanov Street, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21072445
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.75.057401; (c) 2007 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; 07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ELECTRONS; ENERGY SPECTRA; PAIR PRODUCTION; PHOTON EMISSION; PHOTONS; PLASMA; POSITRONS; PROBABILITY; QUANTUM MECHANICS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SEMICLASSICAL APPROXIMATION; WAKEFIELD ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Nerush, E., and Kostyukov, I. Radiation emission by extreme relativistic electrons and pair production by hard photons in a strong plasma wakefield. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.057401.
Nerush, E., & Kostyukov, I. Radiation emission by extreme relativistic electrons and pair production by hard photons in a strong plasma wakefield. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.057401.
Nerush, E., and Kostyukov, I. Tue . "Radiation emission by extreme relativistic electrons and pair production by hard photons in a strong plasma wakefield". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.057401.
@article{osti_21072445,
title = {Radiation emission by extreme relativistic electrons and pair production by hard photons in a strong plasma wakefield},
author = {Nerush, E. and Kostyukov, I.},
abstractNote = {The radiation spectrum of extreme relativistic electrons and the probability of electron-positron pair production by energetic photons in a strong plasma wakefield are derived in the framework of a semiclassical approach. It is shown that the radiation losses of a relativistic electron in the plasma wakefield scale proportionally to {epsilon}{sup 2-3} in the quantum limit when the energy of the radiated photon becomes close to the electron energy {epsilon}. The quantum effects will play a key role in future plasma-based accelerators operating at ultrahigh electron energy.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.057401},
journal = {Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics},
number = 5,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}