, Volume 83, Issue 3, pp 305-313
Date: 06 Feb 2008

Exact Solution of the Landau-Lifshitz Equation in a Plane Wave

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Abstract

The Landau–Lifshitz (The Classical Theory of Fields. Elsevier, Oxford 1975) form of the Lorentz–Abraham–Dirac equation in the presence of a plane wave of arbitrary shape and polarization is solved exactly and in closed form. The explicit solution is presented in the particular, paradigmatic cases of a constant crossed field and of a monochromatic wave with circular and with linear polarization.