Thermal Radiation Engineering Via Quantum Nonlinear Mixing of Photons

C. Khandekar, L. Yang, A. W. Rodriguez, Z. Jacob

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Abstract

We show that the nonlinear mixing of thermally generated photons in a resonant system can be used to overcome the fundamental blackbody limit on thermal emission, and to introduce nontrivial statistics (g^{(2)}\, 6 =2) and biphoton intensity correlations at two distinct frequencies in the emission spectrum. These effects can be observed by heating a properly designed photonic system without using any external signal. Our work goes beyond all investigations of thermal radiation phenomena involving materials exhibiting linear response, into the nonlinear regime where fundamental questions related to thermal equilibrium and detailed balance require careful analysis. It motivates new interdisciplinary inquiries combining the fields of nonlinear photonics, quantum optics and thermal science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 14th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, Metamaterials 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages115-117
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728161044
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, Metamaterials 2020 - New York City, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2020Oct 3 2020

Publication series

Name2020 14th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, Metamaterials 2020

Conference

Conference14th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, Metamaterials 2020
CountryUnited States
CityNew York City
Period9/27/2010/3/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiation

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