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Laser Channeling Of Bethe-Heitler Pairs, Erik Lotstedt, Ulrich D. Jentschura, Christoph H. Keitel Nov 2008

Laser Channeling Of Bethe-Heitler Pairs, Erik Lotstedt, Ulrich D. Jentschura, Christoph H. Keitel

Physics Faculty Research & Creative Works

Electron-positron pair creation is analyzed for an arrangement involving three external fields: a high-frequency gamma photon, the Coulomb field of a nucleus, and a strong laser wave. The frequency of the incoming gamma photon is assumed to be larger than the threshold for pair production in the absence of a laser, and the peak electric field of the laser is assumed to be much weaker than Schwinger's critical field. The total number of pairs produced is found to be essentially unchanged by the laser field, while the differential cross section is drastically modified. We show that the laser can ...


Measurement Of The Invariant-Mass Spectrum For The Two Photons From The Η→Π0Γγ Decay, S. N. Prakhov, B. M.K. Nefkens, C. E. Allgower, V. Bekrenev, W. J. Briscoe, J. Comfort, K. Craig, D. Grosnick, D. Isenhower, N. Knecht, D. Koetke, A. Koulbardis, N. Kozlenko, S. Kruglov, G. Lolos, I. Lopatin, D. Mark Manley, R. Manweiler, A. Marus˘Ić, S. Mcdonald, J. Olmsted, Z. Papandreou, D. Peaslee, N. Phaisangittisakul, J. W. Price, A. F. Ramirez, M. Sadler, A. Shafi, H. Spinka, T. D.S. Stanislaus, A. Starostin, H. M. Staudenmaier, I. Supek Jul 2008

Measurement Of The Invariant-Mass Spectrum For The Two Photons From The Η→Π0Γγ Decay, S. N. Prakhov, B. M.K. Nefkens, C. E. Allgower, V. Bekrenev, W. J. Briscoe, J. Comfort, K. Craig, D. Grosnick, D. Isenhower, N. Knecht, D. Koetke, A. Koulbardis, N. Kozlenko, S. Kruglov, G. Lolos, I. Lopatin, D. Mark Manley, R. Manweiler, A. Marus˘Ić, S. Mcdonald, J. Olmsted, Z. Papandreou, D. Peaslee, N. Phaisangittisakul, J. W. Price, A. F. Ramirez, M. Sadler, A. Shafi, H. Spinka, T. D.S. Stanislaus, A. Starostin, H. M. Staudenmaier, I. Supek

Physics Publications

New results on the rare, doubly radiative decay η→π0γγ have been obtained from a revised analysis of the Crystal Ball experiment performed at the AGS. The analysis yields the first information on the dependence of the decay width, Γ(η→π0γγ), on the two-photon invariant mass squared, m2(γγ). A re-evaluation of the branching ratio is also made, BR(η→π0γγ)=(2.21±0.24stat±0.47syst)×10−4; it implies that the decay width is Γ(η→π0γγ)=0.285±0.031stat±0.061syst eV ...


Potential For Ultrafast Dynamic Chemical Imaging With Few-Cycle Infrared Lasers, Toru Morishita, Anh-Thu Le, Zhangjin Chen, C. D. Lin Feb 2008

Potential For Ultrafast Dynamic Chemical Imaging With Few-Cycle Infrared Lasers, Toru Morishita, Anh-Thu Le, Zhangjin Chen, C. D. Lin

Physics Faculty Research & Creative Works

We studied the photoelectron spectra generated by an intense few cycle infrared laser pulse. By focusing on the angular distributions of the back rescattered high energy photoelectrons, we show that accurate differential elastic scattering cross-sections of the target ion by free electrons can be extracted. Since the incident direction and the energy of the free electrons can be easily changed by manipulating the laser's polarization, intensity and wavelength, these extracted elastic scattering cross-sections, in combination with more advanced inversion algorithms, may be used to reconstruct the effective single-scattering potential of the molecule, thus opening up the possibility of using ...