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Journal Articles The European Physical Journal D : Atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics Year : 2005

Nonlinear Thomson scattering from relativistic laser plasma interaction

Kim Ta Phuoc
Antoine Rousse

Abstract

As an electron oscillates in an intense laser field, it acquires a highly nonlinear motion and emits X-ray radiation by nonlinear Thomson scattering. In this paper we present a numerical and experimental analysis of this radiation. We show that this radiative process becomes dominant at relativistic laser intensities (a0>1), for which the laser light scatters off MeV electrons accelerated in the plasma.

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hal-00574154 , version 1 (07-03-2011)

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Kim Ta Phuoc, Frédéric Burgy, Jean-Philippe Rousseau, Antoine Rousse. Nonlinear Thomson scattering from relativistic laser plasma interaction. The European Physical Journal D : Atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics, 2005, 33 (2), pp.301-306. ⟨10.1140/epjd/e2005-00042-8⟩. ⟨hal-00574154⟩
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