1 May 2015 Motion of a charge in a superstrong electromagnetic standing wave
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Radiation reaction radically influences the electron motion in an electromagnetic standing wave formed by two super-intense colliding laser pulses. Depending on the laser intensity and wavelength, the quantum corrections to the electron motion and the radiation reaction force can be independently small or large, thus dividing the parameter space into 4 regions. When radiation reaction dominates, the electron motion evolves to limit cycles and strange attractors. This creates a new framework for high energy physics experiments on the interaction of energetic charged particle beams and colliding super-intense laser pulses.
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Timur Zh. Esirkepov, Stepan S. Bulanov, James K. Koga, Masaki Kando, Kiminori Kondo, Nikolay N. Rosanov, Georg Korn, Sergei V. Bulanov, "Motion of a charge in a superstrong electromagnetic standing wave", Proc. SPIE 9515, Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II, 951510 (1 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178439; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2178439
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