Quantum Radiation from Superluminal Refractive-Index Perturbations

F. Belgiorno, S. L. Cacciatori, G. Ortenzi, V. G. Sala, D. Faccio

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We analyze in detail photon production induced by a superluminal refractive-index perturbation in realistic experimental operating conditions. The interaction between the refractive-index perturbation and the quantum vacuum fluctuations of the electromagnetic field leads to the production of photon pairs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number140403
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2010


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