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Field quantization

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  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 ?
     
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  3. Dec 26, 2014 #2

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    You really need to study QFT from the start. If you know basic QM check out the following:
    https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/is-light-a-wave-or-a-particle.511178/

    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:
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-The-Theoretical-Minimum/dp/0465036678

    It examines these fundamental issues very carefully.

    Thanks
    Bill
     
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