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Title: Influence of strong field vacuum polarization on gravitational-electromagnetic wave interaction

The interaction between gravitational and electromagnetic waves in the presence of a static magnetic field is studied. The field strength of the static field is allowed to surpass the Schwinger critical field, such that the QED effects of vacuum polarization and magnetization are significant. Equations governing the interaction are derived and analyzed. It turns out that the energy conversion from gravitational to electromagnetic waves can be significantly altered due to the QED effects. The consequences of our results are discussed.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Umeaa University, SE-901 87 Umeaa (Sweden)
  2. Department of Physics, Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21415225
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 82; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.82.024001; (c) 2010 The American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ENERGY CONVERSION; EQUATIONS; GRAVITATIONAL WAVES; INTERACTIONS; MAGNETIZATION; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; VACUUM POLARIZATION CONVERSION; ELECTRODYNAMICS; FIELD THEORIES; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; RADIATIONS