Europhys. Lett.
Volume 48, Number 1, October 1999
Page(s) 29 - 35
Section Electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics
Published online 01 September 2002
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i1999-00109-0

Europhys. Lett, 48 (1), pp. 29-35 (1999)

The destruction of wave absorption (scattering) by tunneling states in glasses

M. I. Klinger and M. Gitterman

Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University - Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel

(received 23 March 1999; accepted in final form 30 July 1999)

PACS. 42.70$\rm -a$ - Optical materials.
PACS. 33.80$\rm -b$ - Photon interactions with molecules.


A strong anomaly is predicted in absorption (scattering) of electromagnetic waves (photons) or acoustic waves (phonons) by quantum-mechanical particles in tunneling states, when an additional classical wave is applied with certain discrete values of the ratio of the wave amplitude to its frequency and the earlier revealed "coherent tunneling destruction'' occurs. The anomaly is that the absorption (scattering) vanishes in the presence of the classical wave in such systems, e.g., in glasses.


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