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- Disagreement between correlations of quantum mechanics and stochastic electrodynamics in the damped parametric oscillator
- Pope, D. T.; Drummond, P. D.; Munro, W. J.
- Intracavity and external third order correlations in the damped nondegenerate parametric oscillator are calculated for quantum mechanics and stochastic electrodynamics (SED), a semiclassical theory. The two theories yield greatly different results, with the correlations of quantum mechanics being cubic in the system's nonlinear coupling constant and those of SED being linear in the same constant. In particular, differences between the two theories are present in at least a mesoscopic regime. They also exist when realistic damping is included. Such differences illustrate distinctions between quantum mechanics and a hidden variable theory for continuous variables.
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- Physical Review A, Vol. 62, no. 4 (2000), article no. 042108
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- 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics; 0204 Condensed Matter Physics; 0205 Optical Physics
- Computer simulation; Continous variables; Damping; Electrodynamics; Electronic density of states; Frequencies; Ground state; Hidden variable theory; Magnetic couplings; Nonlinear coupling constant; Nonlinear optics; Parametric oscillators; Photons; Quantum optics; Quantum theory; Random processes; SED; Stochastic electrodynamics
- American Physical Society
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