13 June 2007 Observable effects caused by vacuum pair creation in the field of high-power optical lasers
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We consider the possibility of an experimental proof of vacuum e+e- pair creation in the focus of two counter−propagating optical laser beams with an intensity of the order of 1020-1022 W/cm2. Our approach is based on the collisionless kinetic equation for the distribution function of the e+e- pairs with the source term for particle production. As a possible experimental signal of vacuum pair production we consider the refraction of a high-frequency probe laser beam by the produced e+e- plasma to be observed by an interference filter. The generation of high harmonics of laser frequency in the self-consistent electric field is also investigated.
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David B. Blaschke, David B. Blaschke, Andrey V. Filatov, Andrey V. Filatov, Irina A. Egorova, Irina A. Egorova, Alexander V. Prozorkevich, Alexander V. Prozorkevich, Stanislav A. Smolyansky, Stanislav A. Smolyansky, } "Observable effects caused by vacuum pair creation in the field of high-power optical lasers", Proc. SPIE 6537, Saratov Fall Meeting 2006: Laser Physics and Photonics, Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling VII, 653708 (13 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.754005; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.754005
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