SIMLA: Simulating particle dynamics in intense laser and other electromagnetic fields via classical and quantum electrodynamics

D. G. Green, C. N. Harvey*

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Abstract

We present the Fortran program SIMLA, which is designed for the study of charged particle dynamics in laser and other background fields. The dynamics can be determined classically via the Lorentz force and Landau–Lifshitz equations or, alternatively, via the simulation of photon emission events determined by strong-field quantum-electrodynamics amplitudes and implemented using Monte-Carlo routines. Multiple background fields can be included in the simulation and, where applicable, the propagation direction, field type (plane wave, focussed paraxial, constant crossed, or constant magnetic), and time envelope of each can be independently specified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-321
Number of pages9
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Volume192
Early online date14 Mar 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

Keywords

  • Intense laser-electron interactions
  • Radiation reaction
  • Strong-field quantum electrodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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