A proposal for testing subcritical vacuum pair production with high power lasers

G. Gregori, D. B. Blaschke, P. P. Rajeev, H. Chen, R. J. Clarke, T. Huffman, C. D. Murphy, A. V. Prozorkevich, C. D. Roberts, G. Roepke, S. M. Schmidt, S. A. Smolyansky, S. Wilks, R. Bingham

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Abstract

We present a proposal for testing the prediction of non-equilibrium quantum field theory below the Schwinger limit. The proposed experiments should be able to detect a measurable number of gamma rays resulting from the annihilation of pairs in the focal spot of two opposing high-intensity laser beams. We discuss the dependence of the expected number of gamma rays with the laser parameters and compare with the estimated background level of gamma hits for realistic laser conditions. (C) 2009 Elsevier By. All rights reserved.

LanguageEnglish
Pages166-170
Number of pages5
JournalHigh Energy Density Physics
Volume6
Issue number2 Special Issue SI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Gregori, G., Blaschke, D. B., Rajeev, P. P., Chen, H., Clarke, R. J., Huffman, T., ... Bingham, R. (2010). A proposal for testing subcritical vacuum pair production with high power lasers. High Energy Density Physics, 6(2 Special Issue SI), 166-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hedp.2009.11.001
Gregori, G. ; Blaschke, D. B. ; Rajeev, P. P. ; Chen, H. ; Clarke, R. J. ; Huffman, T. ; Murphy, C. D. ; Prozorkevich, A. V. ; Roberts, C. D. ; Roepke, G. ; Schmidt, S. M. ; Smolyansky, S. A. ; Wilks, S. ; Bingham, R. / A proposal for testing subcritical vacuum pair production with high power lasers. In: High Energy Density Physics. 2010 ; Vol. 6, No. 2 Special Issue SI. pp. 166-170.
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A proposal for testing subcritical vacuum pair production with high power lasers. / Gregori, G.; Blaschke, D. B.; Rajeev, P. P.; Chen, H.; Clarke, R. J.; Huffman, T.; Murphy, C. D.; Prozorkevich, A. V.; Roberts, C. D.; Roepke, G.; Schmidt, S. M.; Smolyansky, S. A.; Wilks, S.; Bingham, R.

In: High Energy Density Physics, Vol. 6, No. 2 Special Issue SI, 06.2010, p. 166-170.

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Gregori G, Blaschke DB, Rajeev PP, Chen H, Clarke RJ, Huffman T et al. A proposal for testing subcritical vacuum pair production with high power lasers. High Energy Density Physics. 2010 Jun;6(2 Special Issue SI):166-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hedp.2009.11.001