Frequency distribution and total crosssection of synchroCompton radiation in a linearly polarized plane vacuum wave of arbitrary intensity
Abstract
By standard asymptotic techniques, the frequency distribution and the total scattering crosssection of synchroCompton radiation in a linearly polarized plane vacuum wave of arbitrary intensity are derived. A comparison of this approximate total crosssection with the corresponding exact one from Larmor's formula reveals an excellent agreement. This demonstrates the potential of the methods employed for calculating the spectral details of the radiation emitted by violently accelerated charges in physical settings more general than the synchroCompton process. The astrophysical implications of this are discussed.
 Publication:

Astronomy and Astrophysics
 Pub Date:
 February 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984A&A...131..329L
 Keywords:

 Compton Effect;
 Plane Waves;
 Pulsars;
 Radio Emission;
 Radio Sources (Astronomy);
 Scattering Cross Sections;
 Asymptotic Methods;
 Frequency Distribution;
 Linear Polarization;
 Thomson Scattering;
 Astrophysics