Photon Collider Physics with Real Photon Beams

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Photon-photon interactions have been an important probe into fundamental particle physics. Until recently, the only way to produce photon-photon collisions was parasitically in the collision of charged particles. Recent advances in short-pulse laser technology have made it possible to consider producing high intensity, tightly focused beams of real photons through Compton scattering. A linear e{sup +}e{sup -} collider could thus be transformed into a photon-photon collider with the addition of high power lasers. In this paper they show that it is possible to make a competitive photon-photon collider experiment using the currently mothballed Stanford Linear Collider. This would produce photon-photon ... continued below

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Gronberg, J & Asztalos, S November 3, 2005.

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Photon-photon interactions have been an important probe into fundamental particle physics. Until recently, the only way to produce photon-photon collisions was parasitically in the collision of charged particles. Recent advances in short-pulse laser technology have made it possible to consider producing high intensity, tightly focused beams of real photons through Compton scattering. A linear e{sup +}e{sup -} collider could thus be transformed into a photon-photon collider with the addition of high power lasers. In this paper they show that it is possible to make a competitive photon-photon collider experiment using the currently mothballed Stanford Linear Collider. This would produce photon-photon collisions in the GeV energy range which would allow the discovery and study of exotic heavy mesons with spin states of zero and two.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-TR-216837
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/875945 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 875945
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc874824

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Gronberg, J & Asztalos, S. Photon Collider Physics with Real Photon Beams, report, November 3, 2005; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874824/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.