Quantum electrodynamics in modern optics and photonics: tutorial

Andrews, David, Bradshaw, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6458-432X, Forbes, Kayn ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8884-3496 and Salam, Akbar (2020) Quantum electrodynamics in modern optics and photonics: tutorial. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 37 (4). pp. 1153-1172. ISSN 0740-3224

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One of the key frameworks for developing the theory of light–matter interactions in modern optics and photonics is quantum electrodynamics (QED). Contrasting with semiclassical theory, which depicts electromagnetic radiation as a classical wave, QED representations of quantized light fully embrace the concept of the photon. This tutorial review is a broad guide to cutting-edge applications of QED, providing an outline of its underlying foundation and an examination of its role in photon science. Alongside the full quantum methods, it is shown how significant distinctions can be drawn when compared to semiclassical approaches. Clear advantages in outcome arise in the predictive capacity and physical insights afforded by QED methods, which favors its adoption over other formulations of radiation–matter interaction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2-photon excitation,2nd-harmonic generation,chiral molecules,hyper-rayleigh scattering,induced circular-dichroism,laser-assisted reaction,multiphoton absorption,orbital angular-momentum,resonance energy-transfer,singlet oxygen generation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Light and Energy
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Photonics and Quantum Science
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2020 02:42
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 13:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74542
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.383446

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