Quantum radiation reaction effects in multiphoton Compton scattering.

  title={Quantum radiation reaction effects in multiphoton Compton scattering.},
  author={Antonino Di Piazza and Karen Z. Hatsagortsyan and Christoph H. Keitel},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={105 22},
Radiation reaction effects in the interaction of an electron and a strong laser field are investigated in the realm of quantum electrodynamics. We identify the quantum radiation reaction with the multiple photon recoils experienced by the laser-driven electron due to consecutive incoherent photon emissions. After determining a quantum radiation dominated regime, we demonstrate how in this regime quantum signatures of the radiation reaction strongly affect multiphoton Compton scattering spectra… CONTINUE READING