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A particle mechanism for the index of refraction

Abstract : We propose to go away from the electromagnetic wave description of light and to explain through a purely corpuscular and neutral approach, the phenomenon of the slowing down of light in a transparent medium. The quantum predictions and ours are compared against experimental refractive indices. In our framework the optical Kerr phenomenon finds a very natural interpretation and its numerical values are obtained easily.
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M. Urban. A particle mechanism for the index of refraction. 2007, pp.1-13. ⟨in2p3-00168047⟩

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