Possibility to measure elastic photon-photon scattering in vacuum
2004 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, Vol. 70, no 1, 013808- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Photon-photon scattering in vacuum due to the interaction with virtual electron-positron pairs is a consequence of quantum electrodynamics. A way for detecting this phenomenon has been devised based on interacting modes generated in microwave wave guides or cavities [G. Brodin, M. Marklund, and L. Stenflo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 171801 (2001)]. Here we materialize these ideas, suggest a concrete cavity geometry, make quantitative estimates and propose experimental details. It is found that detection of photon-photon scattering can be within the reach of present day technology.
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2004. Vol. 70, no 1, 013808- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-2889DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.70.013808OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-2889DiVA: diva2:141215