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Reevaluation of radiation reaction and consequences for light-matter interactions at the nanoscale (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Michael Scalora; Maria Antonietta Vincenti; Domenico de Ceglia; Neset Akozbek; Luis Roso; Jose Trull; Crina Cojocaru; Mark Bloemer; Joseph Haus

Paper Abstract

In the context of electromagnetism and nonlinear optical interactions damping is generally introduced as a phenomenological, viscous term that dissipates energy, proportional to the temporal derivative of the polarization. Here, we follow the radiation reaction method presented in [G. W. Ford and R. F. O'Connell, Phys. Lett. A, 157, 217 (1991)], which applies to non-relativistic electrons of finite size, to introduce an explicit reaction force in the Newtonian equation of motion, and derive a hydrodynamic equation that offers new insight on the influence of damping in generic plasmas, metal-based and/or dielectric structures. In these settings, we find new damping-dependent linear and nonlinear source terms that suggest the damping coefficient is proportional to the local charge density, and nonlocal contributions that stem from the spatial derivative of the magnetic field that under the right conditions could modify both linear and nonlinear responses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
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Proc. SPIE 11081, Active Photonic Platforms XI, 1108102 (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2526880
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Michael Scalora, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (United States)
Maria Antonietta Vincenti, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia (Italy)
Domenico de Ceglia, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Neset Akozbek, The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. (United States)
Luis Roso, Ctr. de Laseres Pulsados (Spain)
Jose Trull, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Crina Cojocaru, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Mark Bloemer, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (United States)
Joseph Haus, Univ. of Dayton (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11081:
Active Photonic Platforms XI
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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