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Dynamics and radiation of charged particles in ultra-intense laser fields

  a,   b
a Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vavilova 38, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
b National Research Nuclear University ‘MEPhI’, Kashirskoe shosse 31, Moscow, 115409, Russian Federation

The current state of research on high-intensity laser fields and their interaction with charged particles is reviewed. Data on petawatt-class laser facilities are presented, and advanced methods for characterizing ultra-intense laser pulses are discussed. Effects that occur in the interaction of such pulses with matter in the regime dominated by radiation friction are considered. Methods applied to describe nonlinear quantum-electrodynamic processes, including higher-order effects, are described in detail. Some theoretical results and concepts are criticized, including the predicted influence of strong laser fields on decays of nuclei and elementary particles and the concept of Unruh radiation.

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Keywords: ultra-intense laser fields, nonlinear quantum electro„dynamics, electromagnetic wave radiation, quantum processes, radiation friction, decays of nuclei and elementary particles
PACS: 41.75.Jv, 52.38.−r, 52.40.Mj (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2023.03.039335
Citation: Popruzhenko S V, Fedotov A M "Dynamics and radiation of charged particles in ultra-intense laser fields" Phys. Usp. 66 460–493 (2023)
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Received: 28th, August 2021, revised: 13th, March 2023, 15th, March 2023

Оригинал: Попруженко С В, Федотов А М «Динамика и излучение заряженных частиц в лазерных полях экстремальной интенсивности» УФН 193 491–527 (2023); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2023.03.039335

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