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Is self-focusing in vacuum possible?
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It is argued that, unlike the case of the mutual trapping of several light beams, the selftrapping of a single light beam in the vacuum due to vacuum polarization would require the field strengths much greater than 1016V/cm and hence can not be observed in the foreseeable future.

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Date Published: 19 July 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6726, ICONO 2007: Physics of Intense and Superintense Laser Fields; Attosecond Pulses; Quantum and Atomic Optics; and Engineering of Quantum Information, 67261D (19 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.751811
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Alexander M. Fedotov, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6726:
ICONO 2007: Physics of Intense and Superintense Laser Fields; Attosecond Pulses; Quantum and Atomic Optics; and Engineering of Quantum Information

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