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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2001
  • pp: 480–481

Comment on Radiative transfer over small distances from a heated metal

Jean-Philippe Mulet, Karl Joulain, Rémi Carminati, and Jean-Jacques Greffet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 480-481 (2001)

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We show that there is no contradiction between the results presented by Pan [Opt. Lett. 25, 369 (2000)] and the 1/L2 dependence of the radiative energy flux between two half-spaces separated by a small vacuum gap of width L obtained by Polder and Van Hove [Phys. Rev. B 4, 3303 (1971)] and by Loomis and Maris [Phys. Rev. B 50, 18517 (1994)].

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared

Jean-Philippe Mulet, Karl Joulain, Rémi Carminati, and Jean-Jacques Greffet, "Comment on Radiative transfer over small distances from a heated metal," Opt. Lett. 26, 480-481 (2001)

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  1. D. Polder and M. Van Hove, Phys. Rev. B 4, 3303 (1971).
  2. J. J. Loomis and H. J. Maris, Phys. Rev. B 50, 18517 (1994).
  3. J. L. Pan, Opt. Lett. 25, 369 (2000).
  4. J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1975), Eq. (7–48), p. 283.
  5. S. M. Rytov, Yu. A. Kravtsov, and V. I. Tatarskii, Principles of Statistical Radiophysics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989), Vol. 3.

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