We derive a threshold formula for unbounded vacuum acceleration by hypothesizing that this is possible only if the field perturbs the particle relativistically in its initial rest frame. Numerical simulations support our formula and hypothesis.
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L. J. Wong and F. X. Kaertner, "A General Threshold for Laser-Driven Linear Particle Acceleration in Infinite Vacuum," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW4A.17.
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