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dc.contributor.authorBorysov, O
dc.contributor.authorHeinemann, B
dc.contributor.authorIlderton, A
dc.contributor.authorKing, B
dc.contributor.authorPotylitsyn, A
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-14T10:06:36Z
dc.date.available2023-02-14T10:06:36Z
dc.date.issued2022-12-01
dc.identifier.issn2470-0010
dc.identifier.issn2470-0029
dc.identifier.other116015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/20331
dc.description.abstract

Quantum electrodynamics predicts that the quantum vacuum is birefringent, but due to the very small cross-section this is yet to be confirmed by experiment. Vacuum birefringence arises as the elastic part of photon-photon scattering; the inelastic part is Breit-Wheeler pair production. We outline how measurements of the photon-polarized nonlinear Breit-Wheeler process can be used to infer a measurement of all-order, nonlinear vacuum birefringence. As an example scenario, we calculate the accuracy of such a measurement for parameters anticipated at upcoming laser-particle experiments.

dc.format.extent116015-
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society (APS)
dc.subject5106 Nuclear and Plasma Physics
dc.subject5108 Quantum Physics
dc.subject5102 Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
dc.subject51 Physical Sciences
dc.titleUsing the nonlinear Breit-Wheeler process to test nonlinear vacuum birefringence
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.issue11
plymouth.volume106
plymouth.publication-statusPublished online
plymouth.journalPhysical Review D
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/physrevd.106.116015
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
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dcterms.dateAccepted2022-12-01
dc.rights.embargodate2023-2-15
dc.identifier.eissn2470-0029
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rioxxterms.funderEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
rioxxterms.identifier.projectQuantum phenomena in high-intensity laser-matter interactions
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1103/physrevd.106.116015
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plymouth.funderQuantum phenomena in high-intensity laser-matter interactions::Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


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