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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 17, 2007

One-photon electrodynamics in optical fiber with fluorophore systems. I. One-photon correspondence principle for electromagnetic field propagation in matter

Rod W. C. Vance and François Ladouceur  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 928-941 (2007)

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A system of coupled quantum harmonic oscillators (QHOs) whose Hamiltonian conserves photon number begets a one-photon correspondence principle (OPCoP), which allows solutions to the classical linear Maxwell equations for propagation in matter to be reinterpreted as a precise description of a one-photon state. We state, prove, and explore the OPCoP, whereby the vast extant body of linear, sourceless optical waveguide theory [Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, 1983)] can be applied to the exact analysis of one-photon propagation in optical fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics

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Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2006
Published: March 15, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Rod W. C. Vance and François Ladouceur, "One-photon electrodynamics in optical fiber with fluorophore systems. I. One-photon correspondence principle for electromagnetic field propagation in matter," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 928-941 (2007)

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