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Many of the papers below are also available at the
LANL preprint arXiv.
The Light Fantastic (Jan. 30, 2018).
e-Letter to Science.
A Comment on an article in
Science 339, 382 (2018).
Reaching for the Brightest Light (Dec. 2017).
A Damped Oscillator as a Hamiltonian System
(June 9, 2015).
.ps version.
Emittance Growth from Weak Relativistic Effects
(Mar 21, 2011).
.ps version.
Hamiltonian with z as the Independent Variable
(Mar 19, 2011).
.ps version.
Static Magnetic Field as Determined by Its Value on a
Surface
(Mar 17, 2011).
.ps version.
Expansion of an Axially Symmetric, Static
Magnetic Field in Terms of Its Axial Field
(Mar 10, 2011).
.ps version.
Potentials for a Cylindrical Electromagnetic
Cavity,
with J. Gallardo
(Mar 9, 2011).
.ps version.
Poincaré Potentials for a Finite Solenoid
(Mar 8, 2011).
.ps version.
Potentials for a Rectangular Electromagnetic Cavity
(Mar 4, 2011).
.ps version.
Comments on Emittance Calculations
(Apr 8, 2011).
.ps version.
Ĉerenkov Radiation from a Short Path
(Oct 5, 2010).
.ps version.
How Circularly Polarized is the Forward
Radiation from a Helical Undulator?
(Oct 10, 2008).
Use of a Transmission Polarimeter for a
Nonmonochromatic Photon Beam,
(Oct 3, 2008).
Futures in Accelerator-Based Physics,
(U. Ioannina, Greece, May 21, 2004).
Radial Dependence of Radiation from a
Bounded Source, (Jan 25, 2004).
Synchrotron-Cerenkov Radiation,
Letters to Science, vol. 303, p. 310 (2004).
Money Spinner or
Loopy Idea, Edwin Cartlidge, Science, 301, 1463 (2003).
A Neutrino Horn Based on a Solenoid
Lens, (Dec. 1, 2003).
Gaussian Laser Beams via Oblate Spheroidal
Waves, (Oct. 19, 2002).
Maximum Energy of Circular Colliders,
with Chris Tully
(Dec. 10, 2001).
.ps version.
An Off-Axis Neutrino Beam
(Nov. 6, 2001). .ps version.
The Maximum Energy Attainable in a Betatron
(Nov. 19, 2000).
.ps version.
Axicon Gaussian Laser Beams (Mar. 14, 2000),
.ps version.
.pdf version with high-res figures.
Transparencies with high-res figures.
A Maxwellian Perspective on Particle
Acceleration,
with Max Zolotorev (updated Sep. 7, 1999),
.ps version.
Time-Reversed Diffraction, with Max Zolotorev
(Sep. 5, 1999), .ps version.
Classical Radiation Processes
in the Weizsacker-Williams Approximation, with Max Zolotorev
(Aug. 25, 1999), .ps version.
Comment on Coherent Acceleration by Subcycle Laser
Pulses, with Kwang-Je Kim, Gennady Stupakov and Max Zolotorev
(May 1, 1999), .ps version.
Draft: Measurement of Pulsewidth via Correlations in
Intensity Fluctuations, with Max Zolotorev
(Mar. 23, 1999), .ps version.
Studies of nonlinear
QED in collisions of 46.6 GeV electrons with intense laser pulses,
C. Bamber et al, Phys. Rev. D 60, 092004 (1999).
Diffraction as a Consequence of Faraday's
Law, with Max Zolotorev (Jan. 11, 1999),
.ps version.
The Transverse Momentum of an Electron
in a Wave
(Nov. 15, 1998). .ps version.
Canonical Angular Momentum of a Solenoid Field
(Nov. 13, 1998). .ps version.
Transparencies,
A Maxwellian Perspective on Particle Acceleration (short version,
Apr. 17, 1998), .ps version.
Transparencies,
A Maxwellian Perspective on Particle Acceleration
(Mar. 31, 1998), .ps version.
Hawking-Unruh Radiation and Radiation of a Uniformly
Accelerated Charge, (updated Mar. 4, 1998),
.ps version.
Energy Balance in an Electrostatic
Accelerator, with Max Zolotorev (Feb. 1, 1998),
.ps version.
The Hawking-Unruh Temperature and Damping in a
Linear Focusing Channel, (Jan. 29, 1998),
.ps version.
Classical `Dressing' of a Free Electron in a Plane
Electromagnetic Wave, with K. Shmakov (updated Feb. 28, 1998),
.ps version.
Transparencies: Loose Ends in Strong-Field QED
(Including Laser Acceleration), (Dec. 17, 1997).
.ps version.
../examples/acceleration2.pdf">Temporary Acceleration of Electrons While
Inside an Intense Electromagnetic Pulse,
K.T. McDonald and K. Shmakov,
Phys. Rev. STAB 2, 121301
(1999) (Nov. 20, 1997),
.ps version.
Comment on Experimental Observation of Electrons
Accelerated in Vacuum to Relativistic Energies by a High-Energy Laser,
(Aug. 22, 1997), .ps version.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 80,
1350 (1998),
A Relativistic Electron Can't Extract Net
Energy from a `Long' Laser Pulse,
(Aug. 22, 1997). This note presents in detail a key
argument used in the preceding Comment. Eq. (9) is a new result.
.ps version.
Positron Production
in Multiphoton Light-by-Light Scattering,
D.L. Burke et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1626 (1997).
Limits on the Applicability of Classical
Electromagmetic Fields as Inferred from the Radiation Reaction,
(May 12, 1997),
.ps version.
Laser Acceleration in Vacuum, J.L. Hsu et al. (May, 1997). One of the
most sensible papers on this subject.
The Radiofrequency Quadrupole (Feb. 27, 1997).
.ps version.
Notes on Synchrotron Radiation
(Feb. 11, 1997). .ps version.
Positron Production in a Plasma Wakefield
Accelerator, (Oct. 29, 1996),
.ps version.
Noncontact Measurement of the Tension of a Wire,
with Mark Convery (Apr. 14, 1996). .ps version.
Picosecond
timing of terawatt laser pulses with the SLAC 46 GeV electron beam,
T. Kotseroglou et al, NIM A383, 309 (1996).
Observation of Nonlinear
Effects in Compton Scattering,
C. Bula et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3116 (1996).
Gaussian Laser Beams and Particle Acceleration,
(May 26, 1995), .ps version.
Proposal for a Feasibility Study of Very Large
Aperture Quadrupole Magnets, with J.D. Bjorken (SLAC-PUB-6138, Apr, 1993).
Beampipes for Forward Collider Detectors,
(Aug 7, 1992).
Proposal for a Study of QED at Critical Field Strength in Intense Laser-High
Energy Electron Collisions,
(Oct. 20, 1991),
.ps version.
Operational Status of the Brookhaven National Laboratory
Accelerator Test Facility,
K. Batchelor et al. (EPAC90).
Proposal for an Experimental Study of Nonlinear Compton Scattering,
in a 50 MeV electron beam, (Oct. 27, 1989),
.ps version.
Will Ordinary Electron-Laser Interactions
Preclude Observation of Nonlinear Strong-Field Effects?,
(Sept. 8, 1989), .ps version.
Methods of Emittance Measurement,
with D.P. Russell, in Frontiers
of Particle Beams: Observation, Diagnosis and Correction, M. Month and
S. Turner, eds. (Springer-Verlag, 1989), p. 122. See note added on p. 6,
July, 2003.
Design of the
Laser-Drvien RF Electron Gun for the BNL Accelerator Test Facility,
IEEE Trans. Electron Dev. 35, 2052 (1988).
An RF Cavity in Which Transverse Fields Grow
Linearly with Radius (Mar. 24, 1988),
.ps version.
The Hawking-Unruh Temperature and Quantum Fluctuations in Particle
Accelerators, (Mar. 9, 1987).
Proc. PAC87, p. 1196,
.ps version.
Radiation from a Superluminal Source
(Nov. 26, 1986);
Am. J. Phys. 65, 1076
(1997),
.ps version.
The Helical Wiggler, with H. Mitter,
(Oct. 12, 1986), .ps version.
The Laser Driven Vacuum Photodiode
(Sept. 26, 1986), .ps version.
Observation of Interference between Cerenkov and
Synchrotron Radiation, with K.D. Bonin et al.
(Aug 15, 1986),
Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 2264
(1986).
The Synchrotron-Cerenkov Effect, for the 1986
Bates Lab Annual Report.
Proposal for Experimental Studies of Nonlinear Quantum
Electrodynamics, (Sept. 2, 1986),
.ps version.
This is an expanded version of the following:
Fundamental Physics During Violent Accelerations, (Jan. 7, 1985),
AIP Conf. Proc. 130, 23
(1985),
.ps version.
The Grating Accelerator
(Sept. 14, 1984), .ps version.
Cerenkov Radiation in a Dielectric
Wave Guide
(Sept. 30, 1979). .ps version.
Neutral Pion Decay
(Sept. 15, 1976). .ps version.
Polarization Precession
(Jan. 14, 1970). .ps version.
Floating Wire Simulation of the Trajectory
of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field
(Sept. 1, 1969). .ps version.
A.V. Burov and A.V. Novakhatski,
Wake Potentials of Dielectric Canal, (BINP 92-17).
J. Schwinger,
On Radiation by Electrons in a Betatron, (240kB, 1945). This paper was
never published, but has recently been transcribed to a .pdf file by
M. Furman.
Nicholas C. Christofilos, His Contributions to
Physics, A.C. Melissinos,
1993 CERN
Accelerator School.
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