Electrons in strong laser light get 'shaken up'

Danish publication Ingeniøren writes on 13 February 2018: Influenced by a very strong electromagnetic field electrons will experience a 'radiation reaction'; difficult to describe theoretically. Tobias Wistisen, Helge Knudsen and Ulrik Uggerhøj of IFA are co-authors in a recent paper in Nature Communications.

2018.02.20 | Ole J. Knudsen

Electrons experiencing a strong electromagnetic field are shaken up. Illustration: Imperial College London/Stuart Mangles

The Danish language paper in Ingeniøren describes the present discussion over the correct interpretation and description of this phenomenon.

The paper in Nature Communications was published on February 24th 2018.

Experimental setup in the H4 beamline i SPS NA on Cern.

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