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Spectra of Particles from Laser-Induced Vacuum Decay

By Lance Labun and Johann Rafelski

Abstract

The spectrum of electrons and positrons originating from vacuum decay occurring in the collision of two non-colinear laser pulses is obtained. It displays high energy, highly-collimated particle bunches traveling in a direction separate from the laser beams. This result provides an unmistakable signature of the vacuum decay phenomenon and could suggest a new avenue for development of high energy electron and/or positron beams.Comment: 5 pages, 3 figures; typos corrected and references added; version appearing in Physical Review

Topics: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Physics - Plasma Physics
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevD.84.033003
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1102.5773
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