Vacuum compression of trapped electromagnetic waves

Padma Shukla, Mattias Marklund, Bengt Eliasson

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Abstract

In quantum electrodynamics, photon–photon scattering gives rise to self-interaction terms in Maxwell's equations. The effect will be non-zero for electromagnetic waves trapped between regions of conducting material, such as two plasma layers. It is shown numerically that this trapping in conjunction with photon–photon scattering can yield self-compression of electromagnetic waves. We discuss the relevance of our results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373–376
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume235
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2004

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Electromagnetic waves
electromagnetic radiation
Vacuum
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plasma layers
vacuum
Electrodynamics
Maxwell equations
quantum electrodynamics
scattering
Maxwell equation
trapping
Plasmas
conduction
interactions

Keywords

  • quantum electrodynamics
  • vacuum compression
  • electromagnetic waves

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Shukla, Padma ; Marklund, Mattias ; Eliasson, Bengt. / Vacuum compression of trapped electromagnetic waves. In: Optics Communications. 2004 ; Vol. 235, No. 4-6. pp. 373–376.
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Vacuum compression of trapped electromagnetic waves. / Shukla, Padma; Marklund, Mattias; Eliasson, Bengt.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 235, No. 4-6, 15.05.2004, p. 373–376.

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