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Title: Experimental investigation of the generation of harmonic photons from the interaction of free electrons with intense laser radiation

Abstract

An experimental investigation of the generation of second harmonic photons through the interaction of free electrons with an intense laser beam has been performed. Second harmonic photons with a wavelength of 530nm generated from the interaction of free electrons with 1060nm photons from a neodymium-glass laser are implied by observing Doppler shifted photons with wavelengths of 490nm and 507nm. The observed photon wavelengths results from a Doppler shift of the laser photon wavelengths as viewed in the rest frame of the electrons combined with a Doppler shift of the second harmonic photons emitted from 1600eV and 500eV electrons. Comparison of experimental results with those predicted by cross sections, derived using classical and quantum electrodynamics, shows reasonable agreement with both theories. Although second harmonic photons are created, the dynamics of second harmonic photon generation (accelerated electron motion due to the electromagnetic field or actual two-photon interaction with the electron) cannot be resolved without further experiment.

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6622174
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Thesis/Dissertation
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Other Information: Thesis (Ph. D.)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 42 ENGINEERING; NEODYMIUM LASERS; HARMONICS; PHOTON-ELECTRON INTERACTIONS; LASER RADIATION; PHOTON EMISSION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EMISSION; INTERACTIONS; LASERS; OSCILLATIONS; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; PHOTON-LEPTON INTERACTIONS; RADIATIONS; SOLID STATE LASERS; 645101* - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Experimental- Electromagnetic Interactions & Properties; 420300 - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Englert, T J. Experimental investigation of the generation of harmonic photons from the interaction of free electrons with intense laser radiation. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Englert, T J. Experimental investigation of the generation of harmonic photons from the interaction of free electrons with intense laser radiation. United States.
Englert, T J. Sat . "Experimental investigation of the generation of harmonic photons from the interaction of free electrons with intense laser radiation". United States.
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title = {Experimental investigation of the generation of harmonic photons from the interaction of free electrons with intense laser radiation},
author = {Englert, T J},
abstractNote = {An experimental investigation of the generation of second harmonic photons through the interaction of free electrons with an intense laser beam has been performed. Second harmonic photons with a wavelength of 530nm generated from the interaction of free electrons with 1060nm photons from a neodymium-glass laser are implied by observing Doppler shifted photons with wavelengths of 490nm and 507nm. The observed photon wavelengths results from a Doppler shift of the laser photon wavelengths as viewed in the rest frame of the electrons combined with a Doppler shift of the second harmonic photons emitted from 1600eV and 500eV electrons. Comparison of experimental results with those predicted by cross sections, derived using classical and quantum electrodynamics, shows reasonable agreement with both theories. Although second harmonic photons are created, the dynamics of second harmonic photon generation (accelerated electron motion due to the electromagnetic field or actual two-photon interaction with the electron) cannot be resolved without further experiment.},
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year = {1983},
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