T Operator Bounds for Electromagnetic Power Transfer

Sean Molesky, Pengning Choa, Prashanth S. Venkataram, Weiliang Jin, Alejandro W. Rodriguez

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We present a method for utilizing power transfer constraints on the electromagnetic scattering operator to set physical bounds on any single material design problem that can be framed as a net emission, scattering or absorption process. The technique is found to predictively quantify and differentiate the relative performance of dielectric and metallic materials for both far and near-field sources. The broad applicability of scattering theory means that similar application to acoustics, quantum mechanics, and other wave physics are likely possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-780
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics
StatePublished - 2021
Event11th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, META 2021 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: Jul 20 2021Jul 23 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry


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