Measuring Vacuum Polarisation with High Power Lasers

@article{King2015MeasuringVP,
  title={Measuring Vacuum Polarisation with High Power Lasers},
  author={B. King and T. Heinzl},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  year={2015}
}
  • B. King, T. Heinzl
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
When exposed to intense electromagnetic fields, the quantum vacuum is expected to exhibit properties of a polarisable medium akin to a weakly nonlinear dielectric material. Various schemes have been proposed to measure such vacuum polarisation effects using a combination of high power lasers. Motivated by several planned experiments, we provide an overview of experimental signatures that have been suggested to confirm this prediction of quantum electrodynamics of real photon-photon scattering. 

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