Theory of quantum radiation observed as sonoluminescence.

@article{Eberlein1996TheoryOQ,
  title={Theory of quantum radiation observed as sonoluminescence.},
  author={Eberlein},
  journal={Physical review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics},
  year={1996},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          2772-2787
        }
}
  • Eberlein
  • Published 1996
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Sonoluminescence is explained in terms of quantum radiation by moving interfaces between media of different polarizability. In a stationary dielectric the zero-point fluctuations of the electromagnetic field excite virtual two-photon states, which become real under perturbation due to motion of the dielectric. The sonoluminescent bubble is modeled as an optically empty cavity in a homogeneous dielectric. The problem of the photon emission by a cavity of time-dependent radius is handled in a… Expand
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