Bose-Einstein Condensation of Free Photons

Müller, Eberhard E. (1985) Bose-Einstein Condensation of Free Photons. (Preprint)

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A grand-canonical description of a photon gas implies Bose-Einstein condensation above Planck’s mean photon number density of black body radiation. For a finite reflecting cavity approximately all excess photons would occupy the Dirichlet ground state thereby forming a monochromatic radio wave.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Theoretical Physics > Preprints
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 10:44
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2022 10:10

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