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dc.contributor.advisorShumovsky, Alexanderen_US
dc.contributor.authorÜnsal, Mithaten_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T20:16:42Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T20:16:42Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/18152
dc.descriptionAnkara : Department of Physics and Institute of Engineering and Sciences, Bilkent University, 1999.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 1999.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 45-46.en_US
dc.description.abstractNew bosonic operators, describing the polarization properties of photons at any point with respect to a source, are introduced. It is shown that, unlike the classical picture, the local quantum description of polarization needs nine independent local Stokes operators, forming a representation of the SU(3) subalgebra in the Weyl-Heisenberg algebra of photons. The Cartan algebra of this SU(3) determines the cosine and sine of radiation phase operators. It is shown that the use of plane wave photons can lead to wrong results for quantum fluctuation of polarization even in the far zone. Dual representation of multipole photons is proposed. The exponential operator is diagonal in this representation, hence dual number states describe radiation phase states.. The discrete spectrum of exponential operator is found for dipole and quadrupole photons and a natural behaviour in the classical limit. Application of the results to the near-field optics is discussed.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityÜnsal, Mithaten_US
dc.format.extentviii, 46 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectPolarizationen_US
dc.subjectdual representation quantum phaseen_US
dc.subjectquantum near field opticsen_US
dc.subject.lccQC475 .U58 1999en_US
dc.subject.lcshRadiation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshQuantum theory.en_US
dc.titleQuantum polarization properties of radiationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Physicsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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