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Title: Photon Collider Physics with Real Photon Beams

Abstract

Photon-photon interactions have been an important probe into fundamental particle physics. Until recently, the only way to produce photon-photon collisions was parasitically in the collision of charged particles. Recent advances in short-pulse laser technology have made it possible to consider producing high intensity, tightly focused beams of real photons through Compton scattering. A linear e{sup +}e{sup -} collider could thus be transformed into a photon-photon collider with the addition of high power lasers. In this paper they show that it is possible to make a competitive photon-photon collider experiment using the currently mothballed Stanford Linear Collider. This would produce photon-photon collisions in the GeV energy range which would allow the discovery and study of exotic heavy mesons with spin states of zero and two.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
875945
Report Number(s):
UCRL-TR-216837
TRN: US0600923
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CHARGED PARTICLES; COMPTON EFFECT; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY RANGE; LASERS; MESONS; PHOTON BEAMS; PHOTON-PHOTON INTERACTIONS; PHOTONS; PHYSICS; PROBES; SPIN; STANFORD LINEAR COLLIDER

Citation Formats

Gronberg, J, and Asztalos, S. Photon Collider Physics with Real Photon Beams. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/875945.
Gronberg, J, & Asztalos, S. Photon Collider Physics with Real Photon Beams. United States. doi:10.2172/875945.
Gronberg, J, and Asztalos, S. Thu . "Photon Collider Physics with Real Photon Beams". United States. doi:10.2172/875945. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875945.
@article{osti_875945,
title = {Photon Collider Physics with Real Photon Beams},
author = {Gronberg, J and Asztalos, S},
abstractNote = {Photon-photon interactions have been an important probe into fundamental particle physics. Until recently, the only way to produce photon-photon collisions was parasitically in the collision of charged particles. Recent advances in short-pulse laser technology have made it possible to consider producing high intensity, tightly focused beams of real photons through Compton scattering. A linear e{sup +}e{sup -} collider could thus be transformed into a photon-photon collider with the addition of high power lasers. In this paper they show that it is possible to make a competitive photon-photon collider experiment using the currently mothballed Stanford Linear Collider. This would produce photon-photon collisions in the GeV energy range which would allow the discovery and study of exotic heavy mesons with spin states of zero and two.},
doi = {10.2172/875945},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Nov 03 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Nov 03 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}

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