Accession Number:

AD0614061

Title:

RESONANCES IN THE SPECTRAL ENERGY DENSITY OF THERMAL FIELDS AND SPONTANEOUS EMISSION,

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CONTROL DATA CORP MELVILLE N Y TRG DIV

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Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The two-point correlation functions for a thermal field in an arbitrary geometric environment are evaluated in terms of the spectral density of the classical electromagnetic Greens function for the configuration. The utility of this representation is demonstrated by a calculation of the electric and magnetic spectral energy densities in the vicinity of a plane mirror and in an infinite aperture Fabry-Perot interferometer. It is shown how the rate and character of spontaneous emission in an arbitrary geometric environment can be extracted from the spectral energy density for a thermal field in that environment. Spontaneous magnetic dipole transitions in the above two geometric configurations are discussed in detail. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE