Analytical solutions for nonlinear Thomson scattering including radiation reaction

M. Ruijter, Kharin, S. G. Rykovanov

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    Analytical solutions for the emitted nonlinear Thomson scattering spectrum with radiation reaction (RR) included are provided for a single electron colliding with a high intensity laser pulse. Further expressions are derived for the peak intensity for a given harmonic order and the downshift of the frequency when RR is included. Controlling the spectrum with shaping of the laser pulse frequency (chirp) has been investigated. It is shown that chirping of the laser pulse gives a distinct fingerprint of the effect of RR in the spectrum.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number225701
    JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2018


    • radiation reaction
    • relativistic
    • Thomson scattering


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