Triplet production by linearly polarized photons

Journal Article

The process of electron-positron pair production by linearly polarized photons may be used as a polarimeter to perform mobile measurement of linear photon polarization. In the limit of high photon energies ω the distributions of the recoil-electron momentum and azimuthal angle do nol depend on the photon energy in the laboratory frame. We calculate the power corrections of order m/ω to the above distributions and estimate the deviation from the asymptotic result for various values of ω.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Akushevich, IV; Anlauf, H; Kuraev, EA; Shaikhatdenov, BG; Ratcliffe, PG

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 327031 - 327037

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1050-2947

Citation Source

  • Scopus