Channeling of electrons in a crossed laser field

S. B. Dabagov, A. V. Dik, E. N. Frolov

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In this article a new analytical description of the effective interaction potential for a charged particle with the field of two interfering laser beams is presented. The potential dependence on the lasers intensities, orientation and parameters of the particle entering the considered system is analyzed. For the first time the phenomenon of effective potential inversion (or "relativistic reversal") is described for arbitrary lasers crossing angle. Threshold electron velocity values for the phenomenon are introduced and its extended illustration based on numerical simulations for two laser beams polarizations is presented. In addition the projectile radiation spectral distribution is given and general estimations on the expected beam radiation yield are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064002
JournalPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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