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How to quantize electromagnetic field in media?

  1. Sep 7, 2010 #1
    How to quantize electromagnetic field in media? Especially in the case where the medium is dispersive and anisotropy.
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2010 #2

    tom.stoer

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    To be honest, I haven't seen or done this yet, but I would suppose that you quantize the electromagnet field is the same way as in vacuum. The main difference could be that you replace the electron-positron field as known from QED by a mean-field approximation, static = infinitly heavy charges or something like that.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 #3
    Does somebody know how to write down the lagrangian for this problem?
     
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