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An exact solution to the relativistic equation of motion of a charged particle driven by a linearly polarized electromagnetic wave

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1 Author(s)
Shebalin, J.V. ; NASA, Hampton, VA, USA

An exact analytic solution is found for a basic electromagnetic wave-charged particle interaction by solving the nonlinear equations of motion. The particle position, velocity, and corresponding time are found to be explicit functions of the total phase of the wave. Particle position and velocity are thus implicit functions of time. Applications include describing the motion of a free electron driven by an intense laser beam

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 3 )