Measurement of the scalar curvature of high-power lasers

Sci Rep. 2022 Oct 27;12(1):18057. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-23045-8.


High-power lasers develop high energy per unit time, and as energy curves space, we expect atomic energy levels to change. The fluorescence spectrum is a good measurement of the matrix elements involved in the Rabi oscillation and consequently allows us to determine the scalar curvature. At high Z, electrons oppose ionization even for strong intensities. Because high-power lasers address relativistic atoms, the wave functions involved must be solutions of the Dirac equation in a curved space-time. The paper can be seen as a way to check whether the Einstein's gravitational theory is valid in the dimension of laboratory.