Classical dynamics of free electromagnetic laser pulses

Goto, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-5249-1054, Tucker, R. W. ORCID: 0000-0002-0082-5745 and Walton, T. J. ORCID: 0000-0001-5103-4591 (2015) Classical dynamics of free electromagnetic laser pulses. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 369. pp. 40-44. ISSN 0168-583X

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We discuss a class of exact finite energy solutions to the vacuum source-free Maxwell field equations as models for multi- and single cycle laser pulses in classical interaction with relativistic charged test particles. These solutions are classified in terms of their chiral content based on their influence on particular charge configurations in space. Such solutions offer a computationally efficient parameterization of compact laser pulses used in laser-matter simulations and provide a potential means for experimentally bounding the fundamental length scale in the generalized electrodynamics of Bopp, Landé and Podolsky.

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: School of Engineering > Maths
Depositing User: Dr Timothy J Walton
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 10:54
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 08:41
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.nimb.2015.10.002
Funders: STFC (ST/G008248/1), EPSRC (EP/ J018171/)

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