In a previous paper we showed how higher-order strong-field-QED processes in long laser pulses can be approximated by multiplying sequences of "strong-field Mueller matrices". We obtained expressions that are valid for arbitrary field shape and polarization. In this paper we derive practical approximations of these Mueller matrices in the locally-constant- and the locally-monochromatic-field regimes. We allow for arbitrary laser polarization as well as arbitrarily polarized initial and final particles. The spin and polarization can also change due to loop contributions (the mass operator for electrons and the polarization operator for photons). We derive Mueller matrices for these as well.
Comments: 29 pages, 5 figures