Nonlinear Thomson scattering: A tutorial

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

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The problems of nonlinear Thomson scattering were discussed. It was found that the scattering processes helps in the generation of ultrashort-pulse-duration x rays. The classical theory of nonlinear Thomson scattering of an electron present in an intense laser field was discussed. The orbit and its nonlinear spectra depends on the amplitude and on the phase at which the electron feels the laser electric field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2155-2162
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number5 II
StatePublished - May 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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