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Photon Soliton Due to Induced Compton Scattering

  • Carlos Montes
Part of the Nobel Symposium Committee (1976) book series (NOFS, volume 36)


The induced (nonlinear) Compton interaction between a narrow. incoherent photon spectrum — excited to high intensity in a population inversion medium (maser or laser) — and the surrounding plasma, gives rise to a strongly modulated kinetics: the narrow amplified line of width δv exhibits large amplitude relaxation oscillations, generating at each oscillation. a photon soliton at the Compton-Doppler distance \(\overline {\vartriangle {\nu _0}} \gg \delta \nu \) on the red side of the line, whih cbifts rapidly towards lower frequencies at constant speed o and connt amplitude, its logarithmic spectral intensity log N(v,t) keepig the form.


Compton Scattering Electromagnetic Spectrum Photon Spectrum Electron Distribution Function General Kinetic Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Montes
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière CondenséeNice CedexFrance
  2. 2.Observatoire de NiceNice CedexFrance

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