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Nonlinear electrodynamics is skilled with knots

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Goulart, E.
Número total de Autores: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: EPL; v. 115, n. 1 JUL 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 5

The aim of this letter is threefold: First is to show that nonlinear generalizations of electrodynamics support various types of knotted solutions in vacuum. The solutions are universal in the sense that they do not depend on the specific Lagrangian density, at least if the latter gives rise to a well-posed theory. Second, is to describe the interaction between probe waves and knotted background configurations. We show that the qualitative behaviour of this interaction may be described in terms of Robinson congruences, which appear explicitly in the causal structure of the theory. Finally, we argue that optical arrangements endowed with intense background fields could be the natural place to look for the knots experimentally. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2016 (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/11973-4 - ICTP Instituto Sul-Americano para Pesquisa Fundamental: um centro regional para física teórica
Beneficiário:Nathan Jacob Berkovits
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático