Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Optics and Spectroscopy in Massive Electrodynamic Theory
by Caccavano, Adam, M.S., Portland State University, 2013, 65; 1549591
Abstract (Summary)

The kinematics and dynamics for plane wave optics are derived for a massive electrodynamic field by utilizing Proca's theory. Atomic spectroscopy is also examined, with the focus on the 21 cm radiation due to the hyperfine structure of hydrogen. The modifications to Snell's Law, the Fresnel formulas, and the 21 cm radiation are shown to reduce to the familiar expressions in the limit of zero photon mass.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Leung, Pui-Tak
Commitee: Sanchez, Erik, Straton, Jack
School: Portland State University
Department: Physics
School Location: United States -- Oregon
Source: MAI 52/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Theoretical physics
Keywords: Electrodynamics, Massive, Optics, Photon, Proca, Spectroscopy
Publication Number: 1549591
ISBN: 978-1-303-61959-5
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