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Quantum electromagnetic vacuum fluctuations in inhomogeneous dielectric media
Author(s): Shin-itiro Goto; Robin W. Tucker; Timothy J. Walton
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Paper Abstract

A new mathematical and computational technique for calculating quantum vacuum expectation values of energy and momentum densities associated with electromagnetic fields in bounded domains containing inhomogeneous media is discussed. This technique is illustrated by calculating the mode contributions to the difference in the vacuum force expectation between opposite ends of an inhomogeneous dielectric non-dispersive medium confined to a perfectly conducting rigid box.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8072, Photon Counting Applications, Quantum Optics, and Quantum Information Transfer and Processing III, 80720O (6 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886255
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Shin-itiro Goto, The Cockcroft Institute (United Kingdom)
Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robin W. Tucker, The Cockcroft Institute (United Kingdom)
Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Timothy J. Walton, The Cockcroft Institute (United Kingdom)
Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8072:
Photon Counting Applications, Quantum Optics, and Quantum Information Transfer and Processing III
Jaromír Fiurásek; Ivan Prochazka, Editor(s)

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