Canonical quantization of macroscopic electrodynamics in a linear magneto-electric medium

A. C. Judge*, M. J. Steel, J. E. Sipe, C. Martijn De Sterke

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Abstract

We present a canonical quantization of macroscopic electrodynamics. The results apply to inhomogeneous media with a broad class of linear magneto-electric responses which are consistent with the Kramers-Kronig and Onsager relations. Through its ability to accommodate strong dispersion and loss, our theory provides a rigorous foundation for the study of quantum optical processes in structures incorporating metamaterials, provided these may be modeled as magneto-electric media. Here we present our results in a mode expansion picture with a view to applications in guided wave and cavity quantum optics. The classical limit of our theory provides a rigorous foundation for the study of light propagation in highly dispersive and lossy negative index materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifth International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics, TaCoNa-Photonics 2012
Place of PublicationWashington
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Pages62-64
Number of pages3
Volume1475
ISBN (Print)9780735410848
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event5th International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics, TaCoNa-Photonics 2012 - Bad Honnef, Germany
Duration: 24 Oct 201226 Oct 2012

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Other5th International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics, TaCoNa-Photonics 2012
CountryGermany
CityBad Honnef
Period24/10/1226/10/12

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Copyright 2012 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in (citation of published article) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4750096

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