Kinetic treatment of radiation reaction effects

Noble, A. and Gratus, J. and Burton, D. and Ersfeld, B. and Islam, M. R. and Kravets, Y. and Raj, G. and Jaroszynski, D.; Leemans, W.P. and Esarey, E. and Hooker, S.M. and Ledingham, K.W.D. and Spohr, K. and McKenna, P., eds. (2011) Kinetic treatment of radiation reaction effects. In: Laser acceleration of electrons, protons, and ions and medical applications of laser-generated secondary sources of radiation and particles. Proceedings of SPIE . SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering., CZE. ISBN 9780819486691

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Abstract

Modern accelerators and light sources subject bunches of charged particles to quasiperiodic motion in extremely high electric fields, under which they may emit a substantial fraction of their energy. To properly describe the motion of these particle bunches, we require a kinetic theory of radiation reaction. We develop such a theory based on the notorious Lorentz-Dirac equation, and explore how it reduces to the usual Vlasov theory in the appropriate limit. As a simple illustration of the theory, we explore the radiative damping of Langmuir waves.

ORCID iDs

Noble, A., Gratus, J., Burton, D., Ersfeld, B. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5597-9429, Islam, M. R., Kravets, Y., Raj, G. and Jaroszynski, D. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3006-5492; Leemans, W.P., Esarey, E., Hooker, S.M., Ledingham, K.W.D., Spohr, K. and McKenna, P.