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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 24-28, 2010
Strong THz Fields and Applications (FThS)

Energy-Momentum Tensor for the Electromagnetic Field in a Dielectric

Michael E. Crenshaw and Thomas B. Bahder

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2010.FThS4


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Abstract

The total momentum of a thermodynamically closed system is unique. The Gordon total momentum of a propagating electromagnetic field and negligibly reflecting dielectric is used to construct a traceless, diagonally symmetric energy--momentum tensor.

OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory

Citation
M. E. Crenshaw and T. B. Bahder, "Energy-Momentum Tensor for the Electromagnetic Field in a Dielectric," in Frontiers in Optics 2010/Laser Science XXVI, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper FThS4.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=FiO-2010-FThS4

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