Superradiant Thomson scattering

 Low-q coherent phonons activated by FEL pulses

Low-q coherent phononsC. Fasolato et al., PNAS 121, e2221293121 (2024)
We studied the Thomson scattering from highly oriented pyrolitic graphite excited by the extreme ultraviolet, coherent pulses of FERMI free electron laser (FEL). An apparent nonlinear behavior is observed and fully described in terms of the coherent nature of both exciting FEL beam and scattered radiation, producing an intensity-dependent enhancement of the Thomson scattering cross-section. The process resembles Dicke’s superradiant phenomenon and is thus interpreted as the observation of superradiant Thomson scattering. The process also triggers the creation of coherent, low-q, low energy phonons.
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