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Compton effect in and power absorption by an electron gas


An analysis is made of Compton scattering by an electron gas. The power absorption and heating of an electron gas are calculated. The possible measurement of the intensity of intense coherent light beams is discussed.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 9, pp. 95–99, September, 1970.

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Bokov, O.G., Yudovich, M.V. Compton effect in and power absorption by an electron gas. Soviet Physics Journal 13, 1199–1202 (1970).

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  • Light Beam
  • Power Absorption
  • Compton Effect
  • Coherent Light Beam