Ellipticity Induced in Vacuum Birefringence
Journal article, 2015

We consider signals of photon-photon scattering in laser-based, low energy experiments. In particular, we consider the ellipticity induced on a probe beam by a strong background field, and compare it with a recent worldline expression for the photon polarisation flip amplitude. When the probe and the background are plane waves, the ellipticity is equal to the flip amplitude. Here we investigate the ellipticity-amplitude relation for more physical fields.


Greger Torgrimsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Few-Body Systems

0177-7963 (ISSN) 1432-5411 (eISSN)

Vol. 56 6-9 615-620

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