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Title: Depletion of Intense Fields

Abstract

The interaction of charged particles and photons with intense electromagnetic fields gives rise to multiphoton Compton and Breit-Wheeler processes. These are usually described in the framework of the external field approximation, where the electromagnetic field is assumed to have infinite energy. However, the multiphoton nature of these processes implies the absorption of a significant number of photons, which scales as the external field amplitude cubed. As a result, the interaction of a highly charged electron bunch with an intense laser pulse can lead to significant depletion of the laser pulse energy, thus rendering the external field approximation invalid. We provide relevant estimates for this depletion and find it to become important in the interaction between fields of amplitude a 0 ~ 103 and electron bunches with charges of the order of 10 nC.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Helmholz-Institut, Jena (Germany)
  2. Plymouth Univ., Plymouth (United Kingdom). School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
  3. Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Gothenburg (Sweden)
  4. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1526494
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1351700
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 15; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Seipt, D., Heinzl, T., Marklund, M., and Bulanov, S. S. Depletion of Intense Fields. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.154803.
Seipt, D., Heinzl, T., Marklund, M., & Bulanov, S. S. Depletion of Intense Fields. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.154803.
Seipt, D., Heinzl, T., Marklund, M., and Bulanov, S. S. Sat . "Depletion of Intense Fields". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.154803. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1526494.
@article{osti_1526494,
title = {Depletion of Intense Fields},
author = {Seipt, D. and Heinzl, T. and Marklund, M. and Bulanov, S. S.},
abstractNote = {The interaction of charged particles and photons with intense electromagnetic fields gives rise to multiphoton Compton and Breit-Wheeler processes. These are usually described in the framework of the external field approximation, where the electromagnetic field is assumed to have infinite energy. However, the multiphoton nature of these processes implies the absorption of a significant number of photons, which scales as the external field amplitude cubed. As a result, the interaction of a highly charged electron bunch with an intense laser pulse can lead to significant depletion of the laser pulse energy, thus rendering the external field approximation invalid. We provide relevant estimates for this depletion and find it to become important in the interaction between fields of amplitude a0 ~ 103 and electron bunches with charges of the order of 10 nC.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.154803},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 15,
volume = 118,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}

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