The Anharmonic Oscillator in Stochastic Electrodynamics (S.E.D.): The Problem of “Radiation Balance” at Each Frequency

  • Luis Pesquera
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 261)


The balance between absorbed and emitted power at each frequency (“radiation balance”) is investigated in Stochastic Electrodynamics (S.E.D.). The case of a slightly anharmonic oscillator (with a β. X4 perturbing potential) is examined in full detail. The results show that the “radiation balance” is not exactly satisfied as soon as β ≠ 0, a property which disagrees with the quantum results (moreover the maximum absorption frequencies are not the same as in quantum theory). It seems that this lack of “radiation balance” is related with the occurence of more than one single harmonic in the Fourier expansion (with respect to time) of the deterministic motion.


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Pesquera
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie QuantiqueInstitut de Biologie Physico-ChimiqueParisFrance

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