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Field quantization

  1. Dec 26, 2014 #1
    hi, i studied the field quantization in terms of raising and lowering operators , in its derivation we consider cavity- my question -a) Is field consider to be quantized in cavity only ?
    b)how do we link mode of electromagnetic field with harmonic oscillator ?
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 26, 2014 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    You really need to study QFT from the start. If you know basic QM check out the following:

    And if you don't then really you need to do that first. The above book is unique in that you don't need advanced QM - the following will suffice:

    It examines these fundamental issues very carefully.

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