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).
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.
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Physics Letters B
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- Misprints, errata, addenda (PDF / Postscript):
P. 357, eqs. (17), (18),
for details see this sheet: PDF / Postscript.
P. 357, second line below of eq. (19): 'This gives use' should read correctly 'This gives us'
P. 358, eq. (26) should read correctly:
Δc/c ~ 1.6 × 10-56 a-4.
Correspondingly, on p. 359, second line from top:
'Δc/c ~ 1.6 × 10-36'
should read correctly
'Δc/c ~ 1.6 × 10-32'.
G. Barton: Faster-than-c light between parallel mirrors. The
Scharnhorst effect rederived.
Physics Letters B 237(1990)559-562
(DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(90)91224-Y), p. 561, eq. (9b).
R.L. Forward: Mass modification experiment study (an
Air Force report).
Journal of Scientific Exploration 10(1996)325-354
(Available at the journal site: http://www.scientificexploration.org/journal/jse_10_3_forward.pdf),
p. 354, lines 2 and 3 from top.
Ref.  should read correctly: I.I. Abrikosova and B.V. Deryagin, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 31 (1956) 3.
In ref. , the volume number should read correctly: 170.
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