Authors

E. Ugaz

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. A

Keywords

Optics; Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical

Abstract

Within the context of laser-electron scattering for low intensities of the incoming photon beam, we present a discussion of the leading multiphoton reaction, two-photon absorption by a free electron in a Compton-like process. The two-photon angular distribution is calculated in quantum electrodynamics and compared with existing classical and semiclassical calculations in the Thomson limit. We find that for incident linearly polarized beams all such calculations agree in this limit. Furthermore, the present approach allows us to study the possible effect of the quantum-mechanical correlation of pairs of coincident photons, i.e., the degree of second-order coherence.

Journal Title

Physical Review A

Volume

50

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

34

Last Page

38

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1994NX00100009

ISSN

1050-2947

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