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Infrared Synchrotron Radiation from Charged Particles Accelerated by a Confined Region of Magnetic Field

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Author(s)

Ping-Shine Shaw

Abstract

A new theoretical approach for treating the synchrotron radiation is applied to the case of a relativistic charged particle accelerated by a confined and uniform magnetic field. As a direct consequence of this approach, we show that a simple and intuitive physical picture can be used to explain the enhancement of long wavelength radiation when a charged particle encounters discontinuities in magnetic field such as the well-known effect of the edge radiation. We give both qualitative and quantitative description of the angular distribution of radiation emitted by a charged particle going through a region with uniform magnetic field and the dependence of the radiation on the length of the magnetic field region for the long wavelengths.
Citation
Physical Review Letters

Keywords

edge radiation, synchrotron radiation, transition indulator radiation

Citation

Shaw, P. (2008), Infrared Synchrotron Radiation from Charged Particles Accelerated by a Confined Region of Magnetic Field, Physical Review Letters (Accessed February 23, 2024)
Created October 16, 2008