Klaus Scharnhorst - Publications

K. Scharnhorst: On propagation of light in the vacuum between plates. Physics Letters B 236(1990)354-359 (DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(90)90997-K). [SPIRES record]

Abstract: QED is considered in the presence of two parallel plates (Casimir effect type configuration) imposing boundary conditions on the photon vacuum fluctuations. Two-loop corrections arising from the boundary conditions for the photon vacuum fluctuations to the QED effective action are calculated in a physically reasonable approximation. From this effective action we find that for light propagating perpendicular to the plates in the vacuum between them, their impact phrased in the simplest terms consists in causing a change in the velocity of light.

The article is cited in:


Up, or back to: home page of Klaus Scharnhorst / Theoretical Physics / Department of Physics and Astronomy
© K. Scharnhorst melvu. Document last modified: April 27, 2011

Document address: http://www.nat.vu.nl/~scharnh/cite16.htm