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Quantum field theory and classical optics: determining the fine structure constant



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Leuchs, Gerd and Hawton, Margaret and Sánchez Soto, Luis Lorenzo (2017) Quantum field theory and classical optics: determining the fine structure constant. Journal of physics: conference series, 793 . ISSN 1742-6588

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/793/1/012017



The properties of the vacuum are described by quantum physics including the response to external fields such as electromagnetic radiation. Of the two parameters that govern the details of the electromagnetic field dynamics in vacuum, one is fixed by the requirement of Lorentz invariance c = 1/root epsilon(0)mu(0) The other one, Z(0) = root mu(0)/epsilon(0) = 1/(c epsilon(0)) and its relation to the quantum vacuum, is discussed in this contribution. Deriving epsilon(0) from the properties of the quantum vacuum implies the derivation of the fine structure constant.

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International Symposium and Young Scientists School on Modern Problems of Laser Physics (MPLP)(7. 2017. Novosibirsk, Rusia)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Electrodynamics
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:44789
Deposited On:02 Nov 2017 16:05
Last Modified:02 Nov 2017 16:05

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