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Backscattering of an Intense Laser Beam by an Electron
Donald Umstadter Publications
  • Fei He, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Y.Y. Lau, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Donald P. Umstadter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Richard Kowalczyk, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Date of this Version
2-7-2003
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Published by American Physical Society. Physical Review Letters, 90, 055002 (2003). http://prl.aps.org. Copyright © 2003 American Physical Society. Permission to use.

Abstract
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.
Citation Information
Fei He, Y.Y. Lau, Donald P. Umstadter and Richard Kowalczyk. "Backscattering of an Intense Laser Beam by an Electron" (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/donald_umstadter/77/