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author = {Watt, RA and Rose, SJ and Kettle, B and Mangles, SPD},
doi = {10.1103/physrevaccelbeams.26.054601},
journal = {Physical Review Accelerators and Beams},
pages = {1--7},
title = {Monte Carlo modeling of the linear Breit-Wheeler process within the geant4 framework},
url = {},
volume = {26},
year = {2023}

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AB - A linear Breit-Wheeler module for the code geant4 has been developed. This allows signal-to-noise ratio calculations of linear Breit-Wheeler detection experiments to be performed within a single framework. The interaction between two photon sources is modeled by treating one as a static field, then photons from the second source are sampled and tracked through the field. To increase the efficiency of the module, we have used a Gaussian process regression, which can lead to an increase in the calculation rate by a factor of up to 1000. To demonstrate the capabilities of this module, we use it to perform a parameter scan, modeling an experiment based on that recently reported by Kettle et al. [New J. Phys. 23, 115006 (2021)]. We show that colliding 50-fs duration γ rays, produced through bremsstrahlung emission of a 100 pC, 2-GeV laser wakefield accelerator beam, with a 50-ps x-ray field, generated by a germanium burn-through foil heated to temperatures >150  eV, this experiment is capable of producing >1 Breit-Wheeler pair per shot.
AU - Watt,RA
AU - Rose,SJ
AU - Kettle,B
AU - Mangles,SPD
DO - 10.1103/physrevaccelbeams.26.054601
EP - 7
PY - 2023///
SN - 2469-9888
SP - 1
TI - Monte Carlo modeling of the linear Breit-Wheeler process within the geant4 framework
T2 - Physical Review Accelerators and Beams
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UR -
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VL - 26
ER -