The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 115–118 | Cite as

A canonical relativistic approach to quantize electromagnetic field in the presence of moving magneto-dielectric media

Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

Abstract

A canonical relativistic formulation is introduced to quantize electromagnetic field in the presence of a polarizable and magnetizable moving medium. The medium is modeled by a continuum of the second rank antisymmetric tensors in a phenomenological way. The covariant wave equation for the vector potential and the covariant constitutive equation of the medium are obtained as the Euler-Lagrange equations using the Lagrangian of the total system. A fourth rank tensor which couples the electromagnetic field and the medium is introduced. The susceptibility tensor of the medium is obtained in terms of this coupling tensor. The noise polarization tensor is calculated in terms of both the coupling tensor and the ladder operators of the tensors modeling the medium.

PACS

12.20.Ds Specific calculations 42.50.Nn Quantum optical phenomena in absorbing, amplifying, dispersive and conducting media cooperative phenomena in quantum optical systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of science, University of IsfahanIsfahanIran

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