Radiative Energy Transfer in the Presence of Random Source Distributions

  • M. S. Zubairy
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Radiative energy transfer is generally treated on the basis of a phenomenological theory[1] that bears no apparent relationship to the theory of the electromagnetic field. In recent years, some progress has been made towards elucidating the foundations of this theory.[2]


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  1. 1.
    See, for example, G. C. Pomraning, The Equations of Radiation Hydrodynamics,(Pergamon Press,1973).Google Scholar
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    References to some of the relevant papers are given by V.I. Tatarskii, The Effects of Turbulent Atmosphere on Wave Propagation, (U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va., 1971), Sec. 63.Google Scholar
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    E. Wolf, Phys. Rev. D 13, 869 (1976).Google Scholar
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    G.I. Ovchinnikov and V.I. Tatarskii, Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics 15,1087 (1972)(Translated from Russian).Google Scholar
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    For a description of the functions 8+(x), see, for example, W. Heitler, The Quantum Theory of Radiation,(Oxford Press, 1954) pp. 69–70.Google Scholar
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    J.B. Keller, “Stochastic Equations and Wave Propagation in Random Media”, Proc. Sympos. AppZ. Math.,ed. R. Bellman, Vol. 16, (Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, R.I., 1964 ) pp. 145–170.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Zubairy
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RochesterRochesterUSA

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