Extraction of Thrust from Quantum Vacuum Using Squeezed Light

Minami, Yoshinari
January 2007
AIP Conference Proceedings;2007, Vol. 880 Issue 1, p1034
Conference Proceeding
One promising Field propulsion system which gets ahead of all existing methods of propulsion systems utilizes the ubiquitous infinite space, more specifically, vacuum. An extraction of thrust from the excited quantum vacuum is indispensable to the development of field propulsion. It is possible to decrease the local energy density below its value in the vacuum state by manipulating the field; this manipulation emerges to minimize the energy contained in a prescribed spatial region at a given time. Accordingly to reach steady-state conditions, the vacuum state changes structure in the sense that the energy density is no longer spatially homogeneous. The squeezed light generates the squeezed vacuum states and yields the coordination geometry of energy density. Recently, squeezed light technology has made much progress in generating the squeezed state using nonlinear optical effect. The theoretical equation of force which is extracted from the vacuum perturbation induced by squeezed light are obtained. This paper describes the theoretical possibility of extracting thrust from the excited vacuum induced by controlling squeezed light, and identifies several supporting experimental concepts. © 2007 American Institute of Physics


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