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dc.contributor.authorPhilbin, Thomas G.
dc.contributor.authorLeonhardt, Ulf
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-21T13:27:36Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.description.abstractBarash has calculated the Casimir forces between parallel birefringent plates with optical axes parallel to the plate boundaries [Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn.\ Zaved., Radiofiz., {\bf 12}, 1637 (1978)]. The interesting new feature of the solution compared to the case of isotropic plates is the existence of a Casimir torque which acts to line up the optical axes if they are not parallel or perpendicular. The forces were found from a calculation of the Helmholtz free energy of the electromagnetic field. Given the length of the calculations in this problem and hopes of an experimental measurement of the torque, it is important to check the results for the Casimir forces by a different method. We provide this check by calculating the electromagnetic stress tensor between the plates and showing that the resulting forces are in agreement with those found by Barash.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationVol. 78 (4), article 042107en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevA.78.042107
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/11311
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Societyen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.78.042107en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.78.042107en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://arxiv.org/abs/0806.4752v1en_GB
dc.titleAn alternative calculation of the Casimir forces between birefringent platesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2013-06-21T13:27:36Z
dc.identifier.issn1050-2947
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2008 The American Physical Societyen_GB
dc.identifier.eissn1094-1622
dc.identifier.journalPhysical Review Aen_GB


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