Vacuum noise in presence of atoms

  • Alexander S. Shumovsky
Conference paper


It is shown that the vacuum fluctuations of electromagnetic field are concentrated near atoms. This effect makes worse the quantum limit of precision of measurements in atomic systems in the intermediate zone.

OCIS codes

(270.25000) Fluctuations relaxations noise (270.5580) Quantum electrodynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander S. Shumovsky
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentBilkent UniversityBilkent, AnkaraTurkey

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