Backscattering of an Intense Laser Beam by an Electron

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

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We present a novel, simple asymptotic expansion for the spectrum of radiation that is backscattered from a laser by a counterpropagating (or copropagating) electron. The solutions are presented in such a way that they explicitly show the relative merit of using an intense laser and of an energetic electron beam in x-ray production in the single particle regime. Simple scaling laws are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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