Probing the quantum vacuum with ultra intense laser pulses

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This article presents 1) The theoretical background of strong field physics along with vacuum structure and stability; 2) The instrumental developments in the area of pulsed lasers and considers the physics case for the construction of ultra-intense laser facilities; and 3) The applied and fundamental uses of ultra-intense lasers.

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Hegelich, B., Mourou, G. & Rafelski, J. Probing the quantum vacuum with ultra intense laser pulses. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. 223, 1093–1104 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2014-02160-8

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Keywords

  • Dark Energy
  • European Physical Journal Special Topic
  • Aether
  • Quantum Vacuum
  • Vacuum Structure