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Comment on "Limits of the measurability of the local quantum electromagnetic-field amplitude."

Authors
Hnizdo-V
Source
Phys Rev, A 1999 Nov; 60(5):4191-4195
NIOSHTIC No.
20033421
Abstract
It is argued that the findings of a recent reanalysis by Compagno and Persico [Phys. Rev. A 57, 1595 (1998)] of the Bohr-Rosenfeld procedure for the measurement of a single space-time-averaged component of the electromagnetic field are incorrect when the field measurement time is shorter than that required for light to traverse the measurement's test body. To this end, the time-averaged "self-force" on the test body, assumed for simplicity to be of a spherical shape, is evaluated in terms of a one-dimensional quadrature for the general trajectory allowed for the test body by Compagno and Persico, and in closed form for the limiting steplike trajectory used by Bohr and Rosenfeld.
Keywords
Electromagnetic-fields; Electromagnetic-wave-transmission; Electromagnetic-energy; Mathematical-models; Laboratory-equipment; Laboratory-techniques; Laboratory-testing; Statistical-analysis; Statistical-quality-control
Contact
Vladimir Hnizdo, National Insitute for Occupational Safety and Health, HELD, M/S L-3030, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
PLRAAN
Publication Date
19991101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
1050-2947
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Physical Review A
State
WV
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