Characteristics of final particles in multiple Compton backscattering process

A. Potylitsyn, A. Kol'Chuzhkin

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An electron passing through a counter propagating intense laser beam can interact with a few laser photons with emission of a hard photon in each collision event. In contrast with the well-known nonlinear Compton backscattering process the above mentioned process may be named as multiple Compton backscattering process (MCBS). In this paper we have investigated the evolution of the electron energy distribution during MCBS process using Monte-Carlo (M-C) simulation. The main characteristics of such a distribution as mean energy and variance obtained by M-C technique were compared with analytical solutions of kinetic equations. We found the kinematic region where the analytical solutions are applicable with a good accuracy. A photon spectrum, even for the case when each electron emits one photon (in average) differs significantly from that described by the Klein-Nishina formula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Electron energy distribution
  • Linear Compton scattering
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Photon spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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