Bistability of Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation in nonlinear media

A. A. Kuraev, A. Ya Slepyan, G. Ya Slepyan

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A theory of Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation with regard to nonlinear properties of the medium is developed. We show that in the area of radiation threshold (for small angles of Cherenkov cone opening) the dependence of the radiation intensity on the beam current and particle velocity may have a hysteresis character.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes


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