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Title: Enhancement of vacuum polarization effects in a plasma

Abstract

The dispersive effects of vacuum polarization on the propagation of a strong circularly polarized electromagnetic wave through a cold collisional plasma are studied analytically. It is found that, due to the singular dielectric features of the plasma, the vacuum effects on the wave propagation in a plasma are qualitatively different and much larger than those in pure vacuum in the regime when the frequency of the propagating wave approaches the plasma frequency. A possible experimental setup to detect these effects in plasma is described.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20976601
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2646541; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COLLISIONAL PLASMA; COLLISIONS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; LANGMUIR FREQUENCY; VACUUM POLARIZATION; WAVE PROPAGATION

Citation Formats

Di Piazza, A., Hatsagortsyan, K. Z., and Keitel, C. H. Enhancement of vacuum polarization effects in a plasma. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2646541.
Di Piazza, A., Hatsagortsyan, K. Z., & Keitel, C. H. Enhancement of vacuum polarization effects in a plasma. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2646541.
Di Piazza, A., Hatsagortsyan, K. Z., and Keitel, C. H. Thu . "Enhancement of vacuum polarization effects in a plasma". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2646541.
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title = {Enhancement of vacuum polarization effects in a plasma},
author = {Di Piazza, A. and Hatsagortsyan, K. Z. and Keitel, C. H.},
abstractNote = {The dispersive effects of vacuum polarization on the propagation of a strong circularly polarized electromagnetic wave through a cold collisional plasma are studied analytically. It is found that, due to the singular dielectric features of the plasma, the vacuum effects on the wave propagation in a plasma are qualitatively different and much larger than those in pure vacuum in the regime when the frequency of the propagating wave approaches the plasma frequency. A possible experimental setup to detect these effects in plasma is described.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2646541},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 3,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}
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