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

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.000928

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### Abstract

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

**ToC Category:**

Quantum Optics

**History**

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2006

Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2006

Published: March 15, 2007

**Virtual Issues**

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

**Citation**

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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