Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

Summer 8-18-2015


Physical Review A 92, 023834 (2015)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.92.023834


Copyright © 2015 American Physical Society. Used by permission.


In this paper we present an analysis of the spin behavior of electrons propagating through a laser field. We present an experimentally realizable scenario in which spin-dependent effects of the interaction between the laser and the electrons are dominant. The laser interaction strength and incident electron velocity are in the nonrelativistic domain. This analysis may thus lead to novel methods of creating and characterizing spin-polarized nonrelativistic femtosecond electron pulses.