The three-photon Compton effect is studied. An incoming photon undergoes triple scattering off a free electron, which leads to the emission of three entangled photons. We investigate the properties of both the total cross section, assuming a low-energy cutoff for the detected photons, and the differential cross section. Particular emphasis is laid on evaluating polarization-resolved cross sections. The entanglement of the final three-photon state is analyzed.
E. Loetstedt and U. D. Jentschura, "Theoretical Study of the Compton Effect with Correlated Three-Photon Emission: From the Differential Cross Section to High-Energy Triple-Photon Entanglement," Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 87, no. 3, pp. 033401-1-033401-13, American Physical Society (APS), Mar 2013.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.87.033401
Keywords and Phrases
Compton Effect; Detected Photons; Differential Cross Section; Entangled Photons; Free Electron; Theoretical Study; Three-photon; Total Cross Section; Quantum Entanglement
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01 Mar 2013