We compute the real-time maximal and minimum free energies in linear dielectrics. These arise as solutions to classical Riemann-Hilbert problems. Connections to slow and fast light and to the real-time thermodynamics of dielectrics are made.
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S. A. Glasgow and M. Ware, "Free Energies of Dielectrics," in Advances in Optical Sciences Congress, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper SMA5.