Quantum Radiation in Ultra-Intense Laser Pulses

  • K. Felix¬†Mackenroth

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. K. Felix Mackenroth
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  3. K. Felix Mackenroth
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  4. K. Felix Mackenroth
    Pages 59-98
  5. K. Felix Mackenroth
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  6. K. Felix Mackenroth
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 145-175

About this book


Scientific advances and several technical breakthroughs have led to a remarkable increase in available laser intensities over the past decades. In available ultra-intense laser fields, photon fluxes may become so high that free charge carriers interact coherently with several of the field's photons. In this thesis such nonlinear interactions are investigated for the prime example of radiation emission by electrons scattered from intense laser pulses of arbitrary temporal structure. To this end, nonlinear quantum field theory is employed taking the interaction with the laser into account exactly. After an in-depth introduction to classical particle dynamics as well as quantum field theory in nonlinearly intense laser fields the emission of one and two photons is explicitly analyzed. The results are then translated to viable technical applications, such as a scheme for the determination of the carrier-envelope phase of ultra-intense laser pulses and a proposal for detecting the strongly suppressed two-photon signal.


Carrier-Envelope Phase Effects in Laser Pulses Coherent Emission of Two Photons Dynamics of Charge Carriers in Strong Electromagnetic Fields Nonlinear Compton Scattering Nonlinear Quantum Field Theory Nonlinear Thomson Scattering Photon Emission by Electrons Stationary Phase Approximation in Quantum Field Theory Strong-Field QED Ultra-Intense Laser Physics

Authors and affiliations

  • K. Felix¬†Mackenroth
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Nuclear PhysicsHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07739-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07740-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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