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Quantum aspects of optical energy transfer in cavities and layered media
Author(s): Teppo Häyrynen; Jani Oksanen; Jukka Tulkki
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Paper Abstract

We study the quantized electromagnetic (EM) field in cavities and cavity like structures and develop models to describe EM energy transfer. Our starting point is based on including the quantum mechanical field-matter interaction in the traveling wave (TW) formalism with appropriate boundary conditions accounting for the interference to obtain the spatially resolved quantized field operators. This allows evaluating the Poynting vector to calculate e.g. the energy fluxes through a cavity structure, the energy emitted and absorbed by an element placed in a leaky cavity and the formation of its steady state.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8440, Quantum Optics II, 844007 (24 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922430
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Teppo Häyrynen, Aalto Univ. School of Science and Technology (Finland)
Jani Oksanen, Aalto Univ. School of Science and Technology (Finland)
Jukka Tulkki, Aalto Univ. School of Science and Technology (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8440:
Quantum Optics II
Thomas Durt; Victor N. Zadkov, Editor(s)

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