Springer Theses

Quantum Radiation in Ultra-Intense Laser Pulses

Authors: Mackenroth, K. Felix

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg
  • Provides unprecedented insights into quantum dynamics of free charge carriers in intense laser fields
  • Introduces nonlinear QED leading reader to forefront of quantum field theory
  • Develops a powerful stationary phase method applicable to the analysis of any type of photon emission from an electron in an intense laser pulse
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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.

About the authors

The author began his physics studies at the University of Constance in 2003, where in 2004/05 he was elected as student member of the Physics faculty council. After the intermediate examination in 2005 he moved to Heidelberg University, where he held several positions as research assistant in the University's Institute for Environmental Physics and the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing. In 2007 he completed a six-month industrial internship at the BASF AG. In 2009 he was awarded his Physics diploma from Heidelberg University and started his PhD project at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mackenroth, K. Felix

    Pages 1-20

  • Interaction of Electrons with Laser Fields

    Mackenroth, K. Felix

    Pages 21-57

  • Nonlinear Single Compton Scattering

    Mackenroth, K. Felix

    Pages 59-98

  • Nonlinear Double Compton Scattering

    Mackenroth, K. Felix

    Pages 99-129

  • Numerical Integration of Strongly Oscillating Functions

    Mackenroth, K. Felix

    Pages 131-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Radiation in Ultra-Intense Laser Pulses
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07740-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07740-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07739-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38390-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 175
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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