Volume 89, Number 1, January 2010
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||20 January 2010|
Analogue Casimir radiation using an optical parametric oscillator
Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, CNRS, ENS, UPMC - Campus Jussieu case 74, 75252 Paris, France, EU
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 8 December 2009
We establish an explicit analogy between the dynamical Casimir effect and the photon emission of a thin non-linear crystal pumped inside a cavity. This allows us to propose a system based on a type-I optical parametric oscillator (OPO) to simulate a cavity oscillating in vacuum at optical frequencies. The resulting photon flux is expected to be more easily detectable than with a mechanical excitation of the mirrors. We conclude by comparing different theoretical predictions and suggest that our experimental proposal could help discriminate between them.
PACS: 42.50.Ct – Quantum description of interaction of light and matter; related experiments / 12.20.Ds – Specific calculations / 12.20.-m – Quantum electrodynamics
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