Radiation reaction from QED: Lightfront perturbation theory in a plane wave background
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

We derive dynamical, real time radiation reaction effects from lightfront QED. Combining the Hamiltonian formalism with a plane wave background field, the calculation is performed in the Furry picture for which the background is treated exactly while interactions between quantum fields are treated in perturbation theory as normal. We work to a fixed order in perturbation theory, but no other approximation is made. The literature contains many proposals for the correct classical equation describing a radiating particle; we take the classical limit of our results and identify which equations are consistent with QED.


Antony Ilderton

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

Greger Torgrimsson

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

24700010 (ISSN) 24700029 (eISSN)

Vol. 88 2 025021


Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi



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