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LUXE: A new experiment to study non-perturbative QED in $e^{-}$-laser and $γ$-laser collisions

by Ruth Jacobs, on the behalf of the LUXE collaboration

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Ruth Jacobs
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Date accepted: 2022-03-04
Date submitted: 2021-07-22 10:39
Submitted by: Jacobs, Ruth
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: 28th Annual Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering (DIS) and Related Subjects (DIS2021)
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Academic field: Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Experiment
Approach: Experimental


The LUXE experiment (Laser Und XFEL Experiment) is a new experiment in planning at DESY Hamburg using the electron beam of the European XFEL. LUXE is intended to study collisions between a high-intensity optical laser and up to 16.5 GeV electrons from the Eu.XFEL electron beam, or, alternatively, high-energy secondary photons. The physics objective of LUXE are processes of Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) at the strong-field frontier, where QED is non-perturbative. This manifests itself in the creation of physical electron-positron pairs from the QED vacuum. LUXE intends to measure the positron production rate in a new physics regime at an unprecedented laser intensity. Parasitically, the high-intensity Compton photon beam of LUXE can be used to search for physics beyond the Standard Model.

Published as SciPost Phys. Proc. 8, 088 (2022)

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Anonymous Report 1 on 2022-2-10 (Invited Report)


A very well written proceeding. Recommend for acceptance and wish for the great success of the LUXE experiment.

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