In the context of the interaction between the electromagnetic field and a dielectric dispersive lossless medium, we present a nonlinear version of the relativistically covariant Hopfield model, which is suitable for the description of a dielectric Kerr perturbation propagating in a dielectric medium. The nonlinearity is introduced in the Lagrangian through a self-interacting term proportional to the fourth power of the polarization field. We find an exact solution for the nonlinear equations describing a propagating perturbation in the dielectric medium. Furthermore, the presence of an analogue Hawking effect, as well as the thermal properties of the model, are discussed, confirming and improving the results achieved in the scalar case.

Hopfield-Kerr model and analogue black hole radiation in dielectrics

Cacciatori, S. L.;Dalla Piazza, F.;Doronzo, M.
2017

Abstract

In the context of the interaction between the electromagnetic field and a dielectric dispersive lossless medium, we present a nonlinear version of the relativistically covariant Hopfield model, which is suitable for the description of a dielectric Kerr perturbation propagating in a dielectric medium. The nonlinearity is introduced in the Lagrangian through a self-interacting term proportional to the fourth power of the polarization field. We find an exact solution for the nonlinear equations describing a propagating perturbation in the dielectric medium. Furthermore, the presence of an analogue Hawking effect, as well as the thermal properties of the model, are discussed, confirming and improving the results achieved in the scalar case.
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