TY - JOUR

T1 - Scattering of strong electromagnetic wave by relativistic electrons

T2 - Thomson and Compton regimes

AU - Potylitsyn, A. P.

AU - Kolchuzhkin, A. M.

PY - 2017/4/11

Y1 - 2017/4/11

N2 - The processes of the nonlinear Compton and the nonlinear Thomson scattering in a field of intense plane electromagnetic wave in terms of photon yield have been considered. The quantum consideration of the Compton scattering process allows us to calculate the probability of a few successive collisions k of an electron with laser photons accompanied by the absorption of n photons (nonlinear regime) when the number of collisions and the number of absorbed photons are of random quantities. The photon spectrum of the nonlinear Thomson scattering process was obtained from the classical formula for intensity using the Planck's law. The conditions for which the difference between the classical and the quantum regimes is manifested was obtained. Such a condition is determined by a discrete quantum radiation mechanism, namely, by the mean number of photons k¯ emitted by an electron passing through the laser pulse.

AB - The processes of the nonlinear Compton and the nonlinear Thomson scattering in a field of intense plane electromagnetic wave in terms of photon yield have been considered. The quantum consideration of the Compton scattering process allows us to calculate the probability of a few successive collisions k of an electron with laser photons accompanied by the absorption of n photons (nonlinear regime) when the number of collisions and the number of absorbed photons are of random quantities. The photon spectrum of the nonlinear Thomson scattering process was obtained from the classical formula for intensity using the Planck's law. The conditions for which the difference between the classical and the quantum regimes is manifested was obtained. Such a condition is determined by a discrete quantum radiation mechanism, namely, by the mean number of photons k¯ emitted by an electron passing through the laser pulse.

KW - Compton Scattering

KW - Nonlinear processes

KW - Thomson scattering

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U2 - 10.1016/j.nima.2017.01.055

DO - 10.1016/j.nima.2017.01.055

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85011960916

VL - 851

SP - 82

EP - 91

JO - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

JF - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

SN - 0168-9002

ER -