Radiation reaction effects on the interaction of an electron with an intense laser pulse

Yevgen Kravets, Adam Noble, Dino Jaroszynski

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Abstract

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. By analyzing 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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number011201(R)
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2013

Keywords

  • radiation reaction
  • intense laser pulses
  • electron
  • interaction

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