Local Field Corrections, Frequency Shifts and Generalised A-Coefficients in Dielectrics

  • R. K. Bullough
  • F. Hynne
Conference paper


From a fundamental but linearised quantum theory we have developed a theory of optical dielectrics for a molecular fluidt1,2,3 which takes into account n-body inter-molecular correlation to all orders n. We show2 how such correlations lead to Lorentz’s cavity field correction plus significant local field corrections to this of all orders n.


Free Field Internal Field Complex Refractive Index Radiation Reaction Field Correction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Bullough
    • 1
  • F. Hynne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathsUMISTManchesterUK
  2. 2.Kemisk Laboratorium IIIH.C. Ørsted InstitutetKøbenhavn ØDenmark

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