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Laser-assisted proton collision on light nuclei at moderate energies

  • I.F. Barna (a1) (a2) and S. Varró (a1) (a2)

We present a non-relativistic analytic quantum mechanical model to calculate angular differential cross-sections for laser-assisted proton nucleon scattering on a Woods–Saxon optical potential where the nth-order photon absorption is taken into account simultaneously. With this novel description we can integrate two well-established fields, namely low-energy nuclear physics and multi-photon processes together. As a physical example we calculate cross-sections for proton–12C collision at 49 MeV in the laboratory frame in various realistic laser fields. We consider optical Ti:sapphire and X-ray lasers with intensities which are available in existing laser facilities or in the future ELI or X-FEL.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: I. F. Barna, Wigner Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29-33, 1121 Budapest, Hungary. E-mail:
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