Laser polarization effects on K-shell Compton scattering
Department of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest-Magurele, 077125, Romania
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Revised: 3 August 2006
Published online: 15 September 2006
We study Compton scattering on the ground state of the hydrogen atom in the presence of an intense low-frequency electric field (the laser) of arbitrary polarization, for incident and scattered photons of energies around 15 keV. The adopted formalism is the nonrelativistic one developed by Voitkiv et al. [J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 36, 1907 (2003)] and applied by them for a circularly polarized laser. We explore the spectrum and the electron energy distribution in their dependence on the incident photon energy or electric field intensity, for different polarizations.
PACS: 34.50.Rk – Laser-modified scattering and reactions / 32.80.Wr – Other multiphoton processes
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