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Velocity of light
Author(s): Zofia Bialynicka-Birula
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Paper Abstract

This lecture consists of three parts. In the first, a brief history of the measurements of the light velocity is outlined. In the second part the phenomenon of the superluminal propagation of light pulses in the dispersive and absorbing media is discussed. Finally, the QED effects that influence the velocity of light in vacuum in the presence of the magnetic field are reported in the third part.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2729, Optical Velocimetry, (13 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.233003
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Zofia Bialynicka-Birula, Institute of Physics (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2729:
Optical Velocimetry
Maksymilian Pluta; Jan Karol Jabczynski; Mariusz Szyjer, Editor(s)

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