Vacuum-decay time in strong external fields

Lance Labun, Johann Rafelski

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We consider dynamics of vacuum decay and particle production in the context of short pulse laser experiments. We identify and evaluate the invariant "materialization time," τ, the time scale for the conversion of an electromagnetic field energy into particles and compare to the laser related time scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number057901
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 2 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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