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Canonical quantum theory of light propagation in amplifying media

Jeffers, J and Barnett, S M and Loudon, R and Matloob, R and Artoni, M (1996) Canonical quantum theory of light propagation in amplifying media. Optics Communications, 131 (1-3). pp. 66-71. ISSN 0030-4018

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Abstract

We introduce a quantum theory for the propagation of light through a dielectric slab which acts as a linear amplifier. We show that the theory is canonical, and that self-consistency imposes a natural constraint on the round-trip gain provided by the medium.

Item type: Article
ID code: 31016
Keywords: electromagnetic fields, optics, quantization, dielectrics, amplifiers, Optics. Light, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2011 16:37
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 08:48
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/31016

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