Optical transition radiation in presence of acoustic waves for an oblique incidence

A. R. Mkrtchyan, V. V. Parazian, A. A. Saharian

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Forward transition radiation is considered in an ultrasonic superlattice excited in a finite thickness plate under oblique incidence of relativistic electrons. We investigate the influence of acoustic waves on both the intensity and polarization of the radiation. In the quasi-classical approximation, formulas are derived for the vector potential of the electromagnetic field and for the spectral-angular distribution of the radiation intensity. It is shown that the acoustic waves generate new resonance peaks in the spectral and angular distributions. The heights and the location of the peaks can be controlled by choosing the parameters of the acoustic wave. The numerical examples are given for a plate of fused quartz.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1250036
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Interaction of particles with matter
  • physical effects of ultrasonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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