Electromagnetic quantization in dispersive inhomogeneous nonlinear dielectrics

Drummond, Peter D. (1990) Electromagnetic quantization in dispersive inhomogeneous nonlinear dielectrics. Physical Review A, 42 11: 6845-6857. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.42.6845

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Author Drummond, Peter D.
Title Electromagnetic quantization in dispersive inhomogeneous nonlinear dielectrics
Journal name Physical Review A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-2947
Publication date 1990
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevA.42.6845
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Volume 42
Issue 11
Start page 6845
End page 6857
Total pages 13
Place of publication College Park, MD, United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Subject 3100 Physics and Astronomy
3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Abstract A technique of canonical quantization in a general dispersive nonlinear dielectric medium is presented. The medium can be inhomogeneous and anisotropic. The fields are expanded in a slowly varying envelope approximation to allow quantization. An arbitrary number of envelopes is included, assuming lossless propagation in each relevant frequency band. The resulting Lagrangian and Hamiltonian agree with known propagation equations and expressions for the dispersive energy. The central result of the theory is an expansion of the quantum Hamiltonian in terms of annihilation and creation operators corresponding to group-velocity photon-polariton excitations in the dielectric.
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Collection: School of Mathematics and Physics
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