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Pair production by a strong wakefield excited by lasers in a magnetized plasma

Rios, L. A. and Serbeto, A. and Mendonca, J. T. and Shukla, P. K. and Bingham, R. (2006) Pair production by a strong wakefield excited by lasers in a magnetized plasma. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, 103 (1). pp. 47-53. ISSN 1063-7761

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Abstract

The production of electron-positron pairs due to accelerated electrons in a magnetized plasma is considered. The high-energy electrons are produced during laser-plasma interactions in the presence of spontaneously produced magnetic fields. By using a classical fluid description, we analyze the generation of electrostatic wakefields at the plasma wave-breaking limit and estimate the number of produced pairs for different situations. We note that, in some cases, the presence of the magnetic field can increase the number of produced pairs.