Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2005 APS March Meeting
Monday–Friday, March 21–25, 2005; Los Angeles, CA
Session R1: Poster Session III
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
LACC Room: Exhibit Hall 1:00-4:00pm
Abstract ID: BAPS.2005.MAR.R1.57
Abstract: R1.00057 : Reduced-Density-Matrix Approach for Coherent Linear and Non-linear Electromagnetic Interactions*
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(Naval Research Laboratory)
Reduced-density-matrix descriptions are developed for linear and non-linear electromagnetic interactions in quantized electronic systems, including atomic systems and semiconductors materials (bulk solids and heterostructures). Environmental decoherence and relaxation processes are treated on a formally equal footing with coherent electron-electron and electromagnetic interactions. Frequency-domain (resolvent-operator) and time-domain (equation-of-motion) formulations are self-consistently developed. Compact Liouville-space operator expressions are derived for the linear and arbitrary-order non-linear electromagnetic-response tensors, allowing for coherent initial electronic excitations and for the full tetradic-matrix form of the Liouville-space self-energy operator representing the environmental interactions.
*Work supported by the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Department of Energy.
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