What is left from stimulated electromagnetic shock radiation. A quantum approach
Abstract
Transition rates, angular distributions, and power spectra of stimulatedelectromagneticshock radiation are calculated by means of relativistic quantum mechanics for a circularly polarized monochromatic planewave incident at an arbitrary angle to the direction of the electron beam. Usually the process can be divided into a highfrequency branch which is similar to ordinary Čerenkov radiation and a lowfrequency branch which corresponds to highintensity Compton scattering (HCS). No significant enhancement of Čerenkov radiation is found. The transition rates for the HICS branch, however, can be considerably larger than in vacuum.
 Publication:

Physical Review A
 Pub Date:
 May 1981
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevA.23.2381
 Bibcode:
 1981PhRvA..23.2381B
 Keywords:

 Electromagnetic Radiation;
 Plane Waves;
 Quantum Mechanics;
 Shock Wave Luminescence;
 Stimulated Emission;
 Wave Scattering;
 Angular Distribution;
 Cerenkov Radiation;
 Circular Polarization;
 Compton Effect;
 Power Spectra;
 Relativistic Electron Beams;
 Wave Functions;
 Nuclear and HighEnergy Physics