Optics and Photonics Journal

Volume 5, Issue 4 (April 2015)

ISSN Print: 2160-8881   ISSN Online: 2160-889X

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A New Physical Model for the Vacuum Field Based on Einstein’s Stimulated Emission Theory

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DOI: 10.4236/opj.2015.54009    4,504 Downloads   4,930 Views   Citations
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The vacuum electromagnetic field has been a mystery ever since Hedrik Casimir [1] proposed in 1948 that it actually existed and could be measured. Many subsequent experiments [2] have confirmed that its vast field strength (over a terawatt/cm2) is real and matches quantum predictions. Radiation pressures as high as 18 psi have been measured from the reflected vacuum light between plates of 10 nanometer separation. All of this creates a mystery. The electromagnetic field strength is more than a terawatt/cm2 everywhere in the universe and yet nothing is melted, ionized or burned up by the field. This paper extracts new insight from Einstein’s famous 1917 paper, credited with the discovery of stimulated emission and still believed today. The result is a practical explanation of the vacuum field and its observed properties.

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Hutchin, R. (2015) A New Physical Model for the Vacuum Field Based on Einstein’s Stimulated Emission Theory. Optics and Photonics Journal, 5, 109-112. doi: 10.4236/opj.2015.54009.

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