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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: 9026–9033

More studies on Metamaterials Mimicking de Sitter space

Miao Li, Rong-Xin Miao, and Yi Pang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 9026-9033 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.009026


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Abstract

We estimate the dominating frequencies contributing to the Casimir energy in a cavity of meta- materials mimicking de Sitter space, by solving the eigenvalue problem of Maxwell equations. It turns out the dominating frequencies are the inverse of the size of the cavity, and the degeneracy of these frequencies also explains our previous result on the unusually large Casimir energy. Our result suggests that carrying out the experiment in laboratory is possible theoretically.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.2780) General : Gravity
(000.6800) General : Theoretical physics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2010
Published: April 14, 2010

Citation
Miao Li, Rong-Xin Miao, and Yi Pang, "More studies on metamaterials mimicking de Sitter space," Opt. Express 18, 9026-9033 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-9-9026


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