by John Baez, Michael Weiss
Publisher: University of California 2002
Number of pages: 47
Did you ever wonder 'What the heck is a photon, anyway?' Well, this question quickly gets you into pretty deep waters. Not only do you need to understand Maxwell's equations and quantum mechanics, you need to understand how they fit together into a marvelous theory called 'quantum electrodynamics'. These webpages won't teach you quantum electrodynamics. But they'll give you a little nudge in the right direction.
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by Per Kristen Jakobsen - arXiv.org
These notes introduce some of the basic mathematical and physical tools necessary for theoretical investigations into the thermodynamics properties of light in cavities. It will also be useful for the research teams entering this field of science.
by Peter Hertel - University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Contents: Maxwell equations; A simple model; Thermodynamic equilibrium; Perturbing the equilibrium; Dielectric susceptibility; Dispersion relations; Dissipation-fluctuation theorem; Onsager relations; Electro- and magnetooptic effects; etc.
by Alireza Bananej (ed.) - InTech
In photonic circuits photons play the dominant role and they transfer the optical data. With the growth of technology, a new area started to grow as photonic crystals which now play an important role in designing and manufacturing compact devices ...
by Frederick Wooten - Academic Press
The present book attempts to fill a need for a fundamental textbook which explains the optical properties of solids. It is meant to explain a number of important concepts rather than present a complete survey of experimental data.