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Motion-Induced Radiation from a Dynamically Deforming Mirror

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A path integral formulation is developed to study the spectrum of radiation from a perfectly reflecting (conducting) surface. It allows us to study arbitrary deformations in space and time. The spectrum is calculated to second order in the height function. For a harmonic traveling wave on the surface, we find many different regimes in which the radiation is restricted to certain directions. It is shown that high frequency photons are emitted in a beam with relatively low angular dispersion wh...

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10.1103/PhysRevA.59.2291

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Journal:
Phys. Rev. A
Volume:
59
Issue:
3
Pages:
2291
Publication date:
1998-03-25
DOI:
EISSN:
1094-1622
ISSN:
1050-2947
URN:
uuid:1c3f9f7b-dd0f-4696-9699-9a106a435d9c
Source identifiers:
162306
Local pid:
pubs:162306
Language:
English
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