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Local field effects in multicomponent media
Author(s): Michael E. Crenshaw; Charles M. Bowden
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Paper Abstract

At densities that are typical of condensed matter, a propagating electromagnetic field mediates interactions between polarizable constituents of a material in what is known as the local-field effect. Previous investigations of the local-field effect have been limited to a single polarizable component of a nonlinear material. For multicomponent media, we have found that the interaction of laser radiation with an optically nonlinear component of condensed matter is fundamentally altered by the presence of another polarizable component as a result of the local-field effect. Novel effects include local-field enhancement effects, local cooperative decays, and coherence transfer and coherence exchange processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3239, Photon Echo and Coherent Spectroscopy, (26 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.287677
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Michael E. Crenshaw, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Charles M. Bowden, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3239:
Photon Echo and Coherent Spectroscopy
Vitaly V. Samartsev, Editor(s)

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