Theoretical study of the Compton effect with correlated three-photon emission: From the differential cross section to high-energy triple-photon entanglement

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Physical Review A, ISSN: 1050-2947, Vol: 87, Issue: 3, Page: 33401-33401

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/phys_facwork/936
DOI:
10.1103/physreva.87.033401
Author(s):
Loetstedt, Erik; Jentschura, Ulrich D.
Publisher(s):
American Physical Society (APS)
Tags:
Physics and Astronomy; Compton Effect; Detected Photons; Differential Cross Section; Entangled Photons; Free Electron; Theoretical Study; Three-photon; Total Cross Section; Quantum Entanglement; Compton Effect; Detected Photons; Differential Cross Section; Entangled Photons; Free Electron; Theoretical Study; Three-photon; Total Cross Section; Quantum Entanglement; Physics
article description
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. © 2013 American Physical Society.