Radiation reaction effects will play an important role in near-future laser facilities, yet their theoretical description remains obscure. We explore the Ford-O'Connell equation for radiation reaction, and discuss its relation to other commonly used treatments, in particular that of Landau and Lifshitz. By analysing the interaction of a high energy electron in an intense laser pulse, we find that radiation reaction effects prevent the particle from accessing a regime in which the Landau-Lifshitz approximation breaks down.
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Publication status||Published - 9 May 2013|
|Event||SPIE 8779, Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves III - Prague, United Kingdom|
Duration: 15 Apr 2013 → …