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Title: Quantum Radiation Reaction Effects in Multiphoton Compton Scattering

Radiation reaction effects in the interaction of an electron and a strong laser field are investigated in the realm of quantum electrodynamics. We identify the quantum radiation reaction with the multiple photon recoils experienced by the laser-driven electron due to consecutive incoherent photon emissions. After determining a quantum radiation dominated regime, we demonstrate how in this regime quantum signatures of the radiation reaction strongly affect multiphoton Compton scattering spectra and that they could be measurable in principle with presently available laser technology.
Authors:
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  1. Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21541743
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 105; Journal Issue: 22; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.220403; (c) 2010 American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COMPTON EFFECT; ELECTRON SPECTRA; ELECTRONS; LASER RADIATION; MULTI-PHOTON PROCESSES; PHOTON EMISSION; PHOTONS; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; RECOILS BASIC INTERACTIONS; BOSONS; ELASTIC SCATTERING; ELECTRODYNAMICS; ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERACTIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; EMISSION; FERMIONS; FIELD THEORIES; INTERACTIONS; LEPTONS; MASSLESS PARTICLES; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; RADIATIONS; SCATTERING; SPECTRA