Backscattering of an intense laser beam by an electron

Fei He, Y. Y. Lau, Donald P. Umstadter, Richard Kowalczyk

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Abstract

Simple scaling laws for the spectrum of the backscattered radiation of an electron by an intense laser, according to the classical theory was constructed. These solutions show that an intense laser with a=O(1), together with a most energetic counterpropagating electron beam, would produce the combined largest frequency up-shift and brightest backscatter power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number055002
Pages (from-to)055002/1-055002/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume90
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 7 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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