Interaction Effect of Plane Electromagnetic Waves in the Born–Infeld Nonlinear Electrodynamics

Research paper by V. I. Denisov, I. P. Denisova

Indexed on: 01 Oct '01Published on: 01 Oct '01Published in: Theoretical and Mathematical Physics


We calculate the interaction of plane electromagnetic waves in accordance with the Born–Infeld nonlinear electrodynamics in the vacuum segment of a ring laser. We show that at the present level of development in laser physics, it is possible not only to measure the direct impact of the quantum vacuum polarization effect on the generation frequencies of weak electromagnetic waves propagating in opposite directions in a ring laser but also to estimate the contribution of the Born–Infeld nonlinear electrodynamics to this effect.