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Spin polarization of electrons by ultraintense lasers. / Del Sorbo, D.; Seipt, D.; Blackburn, T. G.; Thomas, A. G. R.; Murphy, C. D.; Kirk, J. G.; Ridgers, C. P.

In: Physical review a, Vol. 96, No. 4, 043407, 11.10.2017.

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Del Sorbo, D, Seipt, D, Blackburn, TG, Thomas, AGR, Murphy, CD, Kirk, JG & Ridgers, CP 2017, 'Spin polarization of electrons by ultraintense lasers', Physical review a, vol. 96, no. 4, 043407. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.96.043407

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Del Sorbo, D., Seipt, D., Blackburn, T. G., Thomas, A. G. R., Murphy, C. D., Kirk, J. G., & Ridgers, C. P. (2017). Spin polarization of electrons by ultraintense lasers. Physical review a, 96(4), [043407]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.96.043407

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Del Sorbo D, Seipt D, Blackburn TG, Thomas AGR, Murphy CD, Kirk JG et al. Spin polarization of electrons by ultraintense lasers. Physical review a. 2017 Oct 11;96(4). 043407. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.96.043407

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Del Sorbo, D. ; Seipt, D. ; Blackburn, T. G. ; Thomas, A. G. R. ; Murphy, C. D. ; Kirk, J. G. ; Ridgers, C. P. / Spin polarization of electrons by ultraintense lasers. In: Physical review a. 2017 ; Vol. 96, No. 4.

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abstract = "Electrons in plasmas produced by next-generation ultraintense lasers (I > 5 x 10(22)W/cm(2)) can be spin polarized to a high degree (10%-70%) by the laser pulses on a femtosecond time scale. This is due to electrons undergoing spin-flip transitions as they radiate gamma-ray photons, preferentially spin polarizing in one direction. Spin polarization can modify the radiation reaction force on the electrons, which differs by up to 30% for opposite spin polarizations. Consequently, the polarization of the radiated gamma-ray photons is also modified: the relative power radiated in the sigma and pi components increases and decreases by up to 30%, respectively, potentially reducing the rate of pair production in the plasma by up to 30%.",
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AU - Ridgers, C. P.

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N2 - Electrons in plasmas produced by next-generation ultraintense lasers (I > 5 x 10(22)W/cm(2)) can be spin polarized to a high degree (10%-70%) by the laser pulses on a femtosecond time scale. This is due to electrons undergoing spin-flip transitions as they radiate gamma-ray photons, preferentially spin polarizing in one direction. Spin polarization can modify the radiation reaction force on the electrons, which differs by up to 30% for opposite spin polarizations. Consequently, the polarization of the radiated gamma-ray photons is also modified: the relative power radiated in the sigma and pi components increases and decreases by up to 30%, respectively, potentially reducing the rate of pair production in the plasma by up to 30%.

AB - Electrons in plasmas produced by next-generation ultraintense lasers (I > 5 x 10(22)W/cm(2)) can be spin polarized to a high degree (10%-70%) by the laser pulses on a femtosecond time scale. This is due to electrons undergoing spin-flip transitions as they radiate gamma-ray photons, preferentially spin polarizing in one direction. Spin polarization can modify the radiation reaction force on the electrons, which differs by up to 30% for opposite spin polarizations. Consequently, the polarization of the radiated gamma-ray photons is also modified: the relative power radiated in the sigma and pi components increases and decreases by up to 30%, respectively, potentially reducing the rate of pair production in the plasma by up to 30%.

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