The theory of nonlinear Thomson scattering is presented. A model for the scattered light is developed. The orthogonal polarizations of the second harmonic of the scattered light are examined. The predictions of the model are compared to measurements by our group in collaboration with the Extreme Light Laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The veracity of the theory and model are confirmed by comparison to the experimental data.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Schulzke, Christoph Alexander, "Angular Dependence of Nonlinear Thomson Scattering From Electrons in a High Intensity Laser Focus" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 9214.
nonlinear thomson scattering