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Position-dependent photon operators in the quantization of the electromagnetic field in dielectrics at local thermal equilibrium
Author(s): Mikko Partanen; Teppo Häyrynen; Jani Oksanen; Jukka Tulkki
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Paper Abstract

It has very recently been suggested that asymmetric coupling of electromagnetic fields to thermal reservoirs under nonequilibrium conditions can produce unexpected oscillatory behavior in the local photon statistics in layered structures. Better understanding of the predicted phenomena could enable useful applications related to thermometry, noise filtering, and enhancing optical interactions. In this work we briefly review the field quantization and study the local steady state temperature distributions in optical cavities formed of lossless and lossy media to show that also local field temperatures exhibit oscillations that depend on position as well as the photon energy.

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Date Published: 1 May 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9136, Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III, 91362B (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052277
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Mikko Partanen, Aalto Univ. (Finland)
Teppo Häyrynen, Aalto Univ. (Finland)
Jani Oksanen, Aalto Univ. (Finland)
Jukka Tulkki, Aalto Univ. (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9136:
Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III
Benjamin J. Eggleton; Alexander V. Sergienko; Arno Rauschenbeutel; Alexander L. Gaeta; Neil G. R. Broderick; Thomas Durt, Editor(s)

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