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Published in Physics of Plasmas 10:1 (Jan 2003), p. 327. Copyright 2003 American Institute of Physics; used by permission. DOI: 10.1063/1.1526832 Physics of Plasmas is published monthly by the American Institute of Physics with the cooperation of The American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics;


The conclusions of this paper on the frequency scaling of the peak intensity of Thomson scattering of an electron that is initially at rest are restricted to the backscatter direction of the laser. All data were obtained only for the backscatter direction. In the forward direction of the laser, there is no frequency upshift. At an oblique angle that depends on the normalized laser field amplitude, ω/ω0 ~ O(a3) for large a, where ω0 is the laser frequency and a is the normalized laser electric field amplitude. Also, in Fig. 3, a = 10.

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