Is there a problem with our Hamiltonians for quantum nonlinear optical processes?

Barnett, S. M. (2018) Is there a problem with our Hamiltonians for quantum nonlinear optical processes? Journal of Russian Laser Research, 39(4), pp. 318-324. (doi: 10.1007/s10946-018-9725-1)

165299.pdf - Accepted Version



The models we use, habitually, to describe quantum nonlinear optical processes have been remarkably successful, yet, with few exceptions, they each contain a mathematical flaw. We present this flaw, show how it can be fixed, and, in the process, suggest why we can continue to use our favored Hamiltonians.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by a Royal Society Research Professorship (RP150122).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barnett, Professor Stephen
Authors: Barnett, S. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Russian Laser Research
ISSN (Online):1573-8760
Published Online:15 September 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018
First Published:First published in Journal of Russian Laser Research 39:318
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Related URLs:

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record

Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
721291Astronomy and physics, theoretical physics and application physics / Quantum Theory. Royal Society Research Professorship.Stephen BarnettThe Royal Society (ROYSOC)RP150122S&E P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY