T-operator bounds on absorption, scattering and thermal emission for arbitrary objects

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We report bounds on angle-integrated absorption, scattering and far- and near-field radiative emission, capturing both per-volume material limits and geometric effects. We then describe potential extensions of this formalism to a variety of electromagnetic phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2020
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580767
StatePublished - 2020
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2020 - Washington, United States
Duration: May 10 2020May 15 2020

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F182-CLEO-QELS 2020
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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