# Quantum nonlinear mixing of thermal photons to surpass the blackbody limit.

@article{Khandekar2020QuantumNM, title={Quantum nonlinear mixing of thermal photons to surpass the blackbody limit.}, author={Chinmay Khandekar and Li-Ping Yang and Alejandro W. Rodriguez and Zubin Jacob}, journal={Optics express}, year={2020}, volume={28 2}, pages={ 2045-2059 } }

Nearly all thermal radiation phenomena involving materials with linear response can be accurately described via semi-classical theories of light. Here, we go beyond these traditional paradigms to study a nonlinear system that, as we show, requires quantum theory of damping. Specifically, we analyze thermal radiation from a resonant system containing a χ(2) nonlinear medium and supporting resonances at frequencies ω1 and ω2 ≈ 2ω1, where both resonators are driven only by intrinsic thermal…

## 2 Citations

Thermal Radiation Engineering Via Quantum Nonlinear Mixing Of Photons

- Physics2020 Fourteenth International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials)
- 2020

We show that the nonlinear mixing of thermally generated photons in a resonant system can be used to overcome the fundamental blackbody limit on thermal emission, and to introduce nontrivial…

Nonlinear frequency mixing of photons for thermal-radiation engineering

- Physics, Mathematics
- 2020

We show that the nonlinear frequency mixing of photons can be used to overcome the fundamental blackbody limit, and to introduce nontrivial statistics (g(2)≠2) and biphoton intensity correlations (at…

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