Experimental observation of relativistic nonlinear Thomson scattering

@article{Chen1998ExperimentalOO,
  title={Experimental observation of relativistic nonlinear Thomson scattering},
  author={Szu-Yuan Chen and Anatoly Maksimchuk and D Umstadter},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={396},
  pages={653-655}
}
Classical Thomson scattering — the scattering of low-intensity light by electrons — is a linear process, in that it does not change the frequency of the radiation; moreover, the magnetic-field component of light is not involved. But if the light intensity is extremely high (∼1018 W cm−2), the electrons oscillate during the scattering process with velocities… CONTINUE READING