The open archive for STFC research publications

Full Record Details

Persistent URL http://purl.org/net/epubs/work/51873
Record Status Checked
Record Id 51873
Title A proposal for testing subcritical vacuum pair production with power lasers
Abstract We present a proposal for testing the prediction of non-equilibrium field theory below the Schwinger limit. The proposed experiments should be able to detect a measurable number of gamma rays resulting from the annihilation of pairs in the focal spot of two opposing high-intensity laser beams. We discuss the dependence of the expected number of gamma rays with the laser parameters and compare with the estimated background level of gamma hits for realistic laser conditions.
Organisation CLF , STFC , PPD-CfCP
Keywords Quantum electrodynamics , Non-pertubative limit , Pair production , High-intensity lasers
Funding Information
Related Research Object(s):
Licence Information:
Language English (EN)
Type Details URI(s) Local file(s) Year
Journal Article HEDP 6, no. 2 (2009): 166-170. doi:10.1016/j.hedp.2009.11.001 2009