Pair Production in Rotating Electric Fields

@article{Blinne2014PairPI,
  title={Pair Production in Rotating Electric Fields},
  author={Alexander Blinne and Holger Gies},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2014},
  volume={89}
}
We explore Schwinger pair production in rotating time-dependent electric fields using the real-time Dirac-Heisenberg-Wigner formalism. We determine the time evolution of the Wigner function as well as asymptotic particle distributions neglecting backreactions on the electric field. Whereas qualitative features can be understood in terms of effective Keldysh parameters, the field rotation leaves characteristic imprints in the momentum distribution that can be interpreted in terms of interference… 

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