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Slow and Fast Light
Honolulu, Hawaii United States
July 12-17, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-873-5
Fundamental Issues (SMA)

Free Energies of Dielectrics

Scott A. Glasgow and Michael Ware


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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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OCIS Codes
(000.6800) General : Theoretical physics
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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.

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