The dynamics of compact laser pulses

Goto, S. and Tucker, Robin William and Walton, T. J. (2016) The dynamics of compact laser pulses. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 49 (26). ISSN 1751-8113

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We discuss the use of a class of exact finite energy solutions to the vacuum source-free Maxwell equations as models for multi- and single cycle laser pulses in classical interaction with relativistic charged point particles. These compact solutions are classified in terms of their chiral content and their influence on particular charge configurations in space. The results of such classical interactions motivate a phenomenological quantum description of a propagating laser pulse in a medium in terms of an effective quantum Hamiltonian.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2600/2613
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 79411
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 May 2016 12:06
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 00:20

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