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The Casimir Force Between Rough Surfaces and Corrugated Surfaces

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter considers the Casimir force, including the effect of surface roughness, emphasizing those approaches that can be used for comparison between experiment and theory. Thus, the method of ... More


Advances in the Casimir Effect

Michael Bordag, Galina Leonidovna Klimchitskaya, Umar Mohideen, and Vladimir Mikhaylovich Mostepanenko

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The subject of this book is the Casimir effect, i.e., a manifestation of zero-point oscillations of the quantum vacuum in the form of forces acting between closely spaced bodies. It is a purely ... More


Measurements of the Casimir Force in Configurations with Corrugated Boundaries

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Configurations with corrugated boundaries present opportunities for the observation of a new phenomenon, the lateral Casimir force. This chapter considers the results of three experiments performed ... More


Casimir forces and vacuum energy

Serge Reynaud and Astrid Lambrecht

in Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198768609
eISBN:
9780191822353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768609.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The Casimir force is an effect of quantum vacuum field fluctuations, with applications in many domains of physics. The ideal expression obtained by Casimir, valid for perfect plane mirrors at zero ... More


Dipole Interactions and Fluctuation-Induced Forces

Peter W. Milonni

in An Introduction to Quantum Optics and Quantum Fluctuations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199215614
eISBN:
9780191868689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199215614.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Concepts considered in earlier chapters, especially vacuum field fluctuations and zero-point energy, are applied to van der Waals, Casimir, and dipole-dipole resonance interactions, and to field ... More


From Casimir Forces to Black-Body Radiation: Quantum and Thermal Fluctuations

Alejandro W. Rodriguez and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This dialogue with physicist Alejandro W. Rodríguez is in two parts. The first part, which took place in the MIT campus, reflects on how theory has been overtaking experimentation in recent ... More


Radiation Fields in Constrained Environments

Richard Freeman, James King, and Gregory Lafyatis

in Electromagnetic Radiation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198726500
eISBN:
9780191793325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726500.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The vacuum field energies and their connection to the force between two plates are presented while deriving the Casimir force. Thermal radiation and the Planck spectrum are introduced and the ... More


Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Claude Fabre, Vahid Sandoghdar, Nicolas Treps, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198768609
eISBN:
9780191822353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768609.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Over the last few decades, the quantum aspects of light have been explored and major progress has been made in understanding the specific quantum aspects of the interaction between light and matter. ... More


Transformation optics

Ulf Leonhardt

in Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198768609
eISBN:
9780191822353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768609.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Transformation optics applies ideas from Einstein’s general theory of relativity to optical and electrical engineering with the aim of designing devices that can do the (almost) impossible: ... More


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