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A channel for very high density matter-antimatter pair-jet production by intense laser-pulses

  title={A channel for very high density matter-antimatter pair-jet production by intense laser-pulses},
  author={Dario Del Sorbo and Luca Antonelli and P. J. Davies and L. N. K. Dohl and C. D. Murphy and Nigel C. Woolsey and Frederico Fiuza and H. Chen and Christopher P. Ridgers},
  journal={arXiv: Plasma Physics},
The mechanism of laser-driven relativistic pair-jet production qualitatively changes as laser intensity exceeds $I\gtrsim5\times10^{22}$ W/cm$^{2}$ because of the appearance of laser-induced strong-field QED processes. Here, we show that by exceeding this intensity additional physics operates and opens a new and efficient channel to convert laser photons into dense pair-jets -- the combination of nonlinear Compton scattering and the Bethe-Heitler process. This channel generates relativistic… 
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