Quantization of the surface polariton field and the decay of an atom in the presence of a dielectric Academic Article uri icon


  • The surface polariton field due to the presence of an anisotropic dielectric occupying a semi-infinite domain has been quantized is this letter. The quantized field expressions are used to calculate the probability that an atom in the vicinity of a dielectric decays with the emission of a surface polariton. 1975.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • April 1975