Electromagnetic-field fluctuations near a dielectric-vacuum boundary and surface divergences in the ideal conductor limit

@article{Bartolo2012ElectromagneticfieldFN,
  title={Electromagnetic-field fluctuations near a dielectric-vacuum boundary and surface divergences in the ideal conductor limit},
  author={N. Bartolo and R. Passante},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2012},
  volume={86},
  pages={012122-1-012122-6}
}
  • N. Bartolo, R. Passante
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Physical Review A
  • We consider the electric- and magnetic-field fluctuations in the vacuum state in the region external to a half space filled with a homogeneous nondissipative dielectric. We discuss an appropriate limit to an ideal metal and concentrate our interest on the renormalized field fluctuations, or equivalently on the renormalized electric and magnetic energy densities, in the proximity of the dielectric-vacuum interface. We show that surface divergences of field fluctuations arise at the interface in… CONTINUE READING

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