Comment on: The quantum vacuum as the origin of the speed of light
Institut für Experimentalphysik,
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, 40225
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Published online: 1 November 2013
In a recent paper, Urban et al. [Eur. Phys. J. D 67, 58 (2013)] propose a model of the vacuum that predicts a fluctuating speed of light. Here, it is pointed out that under certain assumptions, past experiments strongly constrain the strength of such fluctuations, to a level smaller by approximately 8 orders compared with the estimate given in the paper.
Key words: Quantum Optics
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