The recent development of ultra-high intensity laser facilities is finally opening up the possibilityof studying high-field quantum electrodynamics in the laboratory. Arguably, one of the centralphenomena in this area is that of quantum radiation reaction experienced by an ultra-relativisticelectron beam as it propagates through the tight focus of a laser beam. In this paper, we discuss themajor experimental challenges that are to be faced in order to extract meaningful and quantitativeinformation from this class of experiments using existing and near-term laser facilities.
- high intensity lasers
- Laser-plasma interactions
- radiation reaction
- wakefield acceleration
Samarin, G. M., Zepf, M., & Sarri, G. (2018). Radiation reaction studies in an all-optical set-up: experimental limitations. Journal of Modern Optics, 65(11), 1362-1369. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500340.2017.1353655