Positron production in laser-electron scattering in NJP

Illustration of an electron beam colliding with a Gaussian laser pulse.


EPP team members Marija Vranic and Oscar Amaro have recently published their work “Optimal laser focusing for positron production in laser–electron scattering”  on New Journal of Physics.

Marija and Óscar extend the analytical scaling laws previously developed for electron interaction with a plane wave to more realistic geometries, resulting in a fast parameter optimization process that can save computing resources. Their study has important applications in real-time optimization and data analysis in experiments.