Spin polarization of electrons by ultraintense lasers

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Del Sorbo, D. ; Seipt, D. ; Blackburn, T. G. ; Thomas, A. G. R. ; Murphy, C. D. ; Kirk, J. G. ; Ridgers, C. P. (2017)

Electrons in plasmas produced by next-generation ultraintense lasers (I > 5 x 10(22)W/cm(2)) can be spin polarized to a high degree (10%-70%) by the laser pulses on a femtosecond time scale. This is due to electrons undergoing spin-flip transitions as they radiate gamma... View more
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