Charge Scattering by Laser Pulse
Heavy ions scattering belongs to Nuclear Physics, focused laser beams belong to Laser Physics. This Seminar tries to bring them together.
Ion-ion scattering immersed in laser radiation is described by the Kroll-Watson cross-section. But high-power laser beams are focused, and ion-ion scattering is modified in focused beams.
In addition, a new type of scattering appears, which involves scattered ions by the laser focus. The two scattering processes, ion-ion in the laser focus and ion-laser focus may interfere.
If we would have a high-power laser and a good heavy-ions beam, then we may fire the laser and send the beam on the laser focus, collect the scattering data, and get a nice pattern of diffraction cross-section.
Such points are the subject of the Seminar.