Probing the Quantum Vacuum: Pertubative Effective Action by Walter Dittrich, Holger Gies (auth.)

By Walter Dittrich, Holger Gies (auth.)

This evaluation is dedicated to an research of the actual houses of the vacuum of quantum electrodynamics, utilising the perturbative-effective motion procedure. The impact of probing the vacuum with exterior perturbations is taken into account, and its reaction is analyzed after averaging over the high-energy levels of freedom. The e-book is written for scientists energetic within the box in addition to for college kids who are looking to get to grips with the extra complicated computational thoughts of external-field difficulties, a few of that are defined intimately. Schwinger's proper-time technique is the spine of the ebook. Many contemporary effects are offered, whereas others that are frequent within the literature are rederived in a unifying and compact manner. The booklet levels from the entire quantum concept to quantum-induced nonlinear electrodynamics, with numerous functions to mild propagation, photon splitting, and light-by-light scattering. designated emphasis is wear platforms at finite temperature.

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E. sufficiently weak magnetic fields, we obtain κ ,⊥ (ω) α sin θ eB m 3 2πλ 1 dν (1−ν 2 )−1/2 e−[4/(λ(1−ν × 2 ))] 1− ν2 3 , 1 ν2 + 2 6 0 = eB 1 α sin θ 2 m 3 2πλ ∞ 2 1 + 2 3u 3u du (u−1)−1/2 × , 2 1 − 2 3u 6u 1 = ⊥ eB −4/λ 1 α sin θ e 2 m 3 2 1 2 , 1 4 . 109) ⊥ These findings coincide with the expressions found in [158, 117, 74, 14, 116, 135, 166]. 109) describe the asymptotic absorptive behavior of the magnetic field. Both absorption coefficients tend to zero for λ → 0 or λ → ∞. In between, a maximum exists at λ 16 for κ /ωL and at λ 19 for κ⊥ /ωL .

30 2. 83) in the limit |E| = |B| and E · B = 0. A different representation of Π µν for the case of crossed fields, in terms of integrals over Airy functions, can be found in [139]; the corresponding formulas for the functions Πi are particularly useful for studying the analytical properties of Π µν in the complex k 2 plane. Finally, we apply these findings to the question of light propagation in a crossed-fields background; for convenience, we confine ourselves to the softphoton limit ω m and consider weak fields only.

Since only small values of z are relevant for the integral, it suffices to approximate the functions N ,⊥ by the first terms of their Taylor expansions: 1 1 (1 − ν 2 ) 1 − ν 2 z 2 , 2 3 1 1 2 1 N⊥ = (1 − ν 2 ) + ν z2. 107) 0 has been employed. 106) demonstrates that the absorption coefficients are proportional to the Larmor frequency ωL = eB/m. 104). In the various limits of λ, one can make use of the usual asymptotic expansions of the Bessel function. e. 69)⊥ . e. sufficiently weak magnetic fields, we obtain κ ,⊥ (ω) α sin θ eB m 3 2πλ 1 dν (1−ν 2 )−1/2 e−[4/(λ(1−ν × 2 ))] 1− ν2 3 , 1 ν2 + 2 6 0 = eB 1 α sin θ 2 m 3 2πλ ∞ 2 1 + 2 3u 3u du (u−1)−1/2 × , 2 1 − 2 3u 6u 1 = ⊥ eB −4/λ 1 α sin θ e 2 m 3 2 1 2 , 1 4 .

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