23 February 2000 Global symmetries for laser radiation
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Proceedings Volume 4068, SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.378678
Event: SIOEL: Sixth Symposium of Optoelectronics, 1999, Bucharest, Romania
Abstract
The paper presents the possibility of analyzing the electromagnetic field as a constrained dynamical system. The transversality of the electromagnetic waves leads to difficulties in their covariant description. The longitudinal and the temporal components appear as non- physical degrees of freedom. In order to develop a canonical formalism it is necessary to use a phase space extended with ghost type generators. In this space the gauge symmetry of the field can be replaced by a global BRST symmetry. Our construction will correspond to a generalized symmetry that can be split in many pieces. This decomposition could be very useful in the description of multi-interaction processes.
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Radu D. Constantinescu, Carmen Ionescu, Razvan Popa, "Global symmetries for laser radiation", Proc. SPIE 4068, SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics, (23 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.378678; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.378678
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