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Energy losses due to radiation reaction in an intense laser pulse

Kravets, Yevgen and Noble, Adam and Jaroszynski, Dino (2013) Energy losses due to radiation reaction in an intense laser pulse. Proceedings of SPIE, 8779. ISSN 0277-786X

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Abstract

Radiation reaction effects will play an important role in near-future laser facilities, yet their theoretical description remains obscure. We explore the Ford-O'Connell equation for radiation reaction, and discuss its relation to other commonly used treatments, in particular that of Landau and Lifshitz. By analysing the interaction of a high energy electron in an intense laser pulse, we find that radiation reaction effects prevent the particle from accessing a regime in which the Landau-Lifshitz approximation breaks down.