Resonance in Non-Stationary Casimir Effect
The Casimir force between two stationary conducting plates1 exhibits mechanical effects of the quantum vacuum. One interesting question is the non-stationary behavior of the Casimir effect when one of the conducting plates is moving. As the vacuum state of the field is continuously distorted by a moving boundary, the Casimir force can be modified dynamically. The problem has been studied by several authors.2–7 Our focus here is the resonance situation where the boundary oscillates periodically with the period of some of the eigenfrequencies of the unperturbed cavity modes. Under this resonance condition the vacuum field and the moving-mirror become strongly coupled to each other. In this paper, we discuss several exact results in a 1-D system.
KeywordsResonance Effect Casimir Force Quantum Vacuum Vacuum Field Casimir Effect
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