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According to Wikipedia, Peter Walden Milonni is an American theoretical physicist who deals with quantum optics, laser physics, quantum electrodynamics and the Casimir effect.
Milonni earned his PhD in 1974 at the University of Rochester. He then worked at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory from 1974 to 1977, then working at PerkinElmer from 1977 to 1980. In 1980 he became Professor of Physics at the University of Arkansas; From 1986 to 1994 he was at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he became a fellow of the laboratory from 1994 onwards. He then had a research professorship at the University of Rochester.

- On the attraction between two perfectly conducting plates (2011) (866)
- The Quantum Vacuum: An Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics (1993) (863)
- Coherent States (2009) (612)
- The Quantum Vacuum (1993) (612)
- The Rabi frequency in optical spectra (1980) (284)
- The Casimir Effect: Physical Manifestations of Zero-Point Energy (2003) (262)
- Retardation in the resonant interaction of two identical atoms (1974) (224)
- Semiclassical and quantum-electrodynamical approaches in nonrelativistic radiation theory (1976) (213)
- Fast Light, Slow Light and Left-Handed Light (2004) (187)
- Prospect of creating a composite Fermi–Bose superfluid (2001) (186)
- Spontaneous emission between mirrors (1973) (184)
- The Vacuum in Quantum Optics (1994) (165)
- Chaos in the Semiclassical N-Atom Jaynes-Cummings Model: Failure of the Rotating-Wave Approximation (1983) (153)
- Momentum of Light in a Dielectric Medium (2010) (135)
- Signal velocity, causality, and quantum noise in superluminal light pulse propagation. (2001) (129)
- Field Quantization and Radiative Processes in Dispersive Dielectric Media (1995) (102)
- Controlling the speed of light pulses (2002) (102)
- Casimir-Lifshitz theory and metamaterials. (2008) (101)
- Laser Physics: Milonni/Laser Physics (2010) (92)
- Casimir forces without the vacuum radiation field (1982) (72)
- Chaos in quantum optics (1985) (72)
- Interpretation of Radiative Corrections in Spontaneous Emission (1973) (72)
- Radiation reaction and vacuum fluctuations in spontaneous emission (1975) (69)
- Long‐Range Casimir Forces: Theory and Recent Experiments on Atomic Systems (1994) (68)
- Casimir interactions for anisotropic magnetodielectric metamaterials (2008) (66)
- PHOTONS CANNOT ALWAYS BE REPLICATED (1982) (65)
- Analysis of measured photon returns from sodium beacons (1998) (65)
- Chaos in Laser-Matter Interactions (1987) (58)
- Long-time deviations from exponential decay in atomic spontaneous emission theory (1976) (56)
- Theory of continuous-wave excitation of the sodium beacon (1999) (55)
- Why spontaneous emission (1984) (55)
- Simplified derivation of the Hawking-Unruh temperature for an accelerated observer in vacuum (2004) (55)
- Multicrystal designs for efficient third-harmonic generation. (1997) (54)
- Effects of propagation through atmospheric turbulence on photon statistics (2004) (52)
- Different Ways of Looking at the Electromagnetic Vacuum (1988) (52)
- Dimensions and entropies in chaotic systems: Quantification of complex behavior (1986) (51)
- Microscopic approach to reflection, transmission, and the Ewald–Oseen extinction theorem (1996) (47)
- Influence of local-field effects on the radiative lifetime of liquid suspensions of Nd:YAG nanoparticles (2007) (45)
- Fast Light, Slow Light (2002) (44)
- Fizeau's experiment and the Aharonov-Bohm effect (1995) (41)
- Nonlinear oscillations and chaos in n-InSb (1985) (40)
- Paraxial wave theory of second and third harmonic generation in uniaxial crystals. I: Narrowband pump fields (1995) (38)
- Microscopic theory of modified spontaneous emission in a dielectric. (2004) (37)
- Electromagnetic momenta and forces in dispersive dielectric media (2010) (37)
- Temporal coherence in multiphoton absorption. Far off-resonance intermediate states (1978) (36)
- Exponential decay, recurrences, and quantum-mechanical spreading in a quasicontinuum model (1983) (36)
- Induced coherence, vacuum fields, and complementarity in biphoton generation. (2015) (34)
- Electromagnetic energy, absorption, and Casimir forces: Uniform dielectric media in thermal equilibrium (2010) (33)
- Effects of electrostatic fields and Casimir force on cantilever vibrations (2004) (32)
- Ultrashort pulse propagation in KrF laser amplifiers (1988) (31)
- Quantized-field description of light in negative-index media (2003) (30)
- Distance dependence of two-atom dipole interactions with one atom in an excited state (2015) (30)
- Theory of mesospheric sodium fluorescence excited by pulse trains. (1992) (29)
- Quantum noise and superluminal propagation (2000) (29)
- Interaction Hamiltonian of quantum optics (1984) (29)
- Retarded interaction of two nonidentical atoms (1975) (28)
- Radiation reaction and the nonrelativistic theory of the electron (1981) (28)
- Of some theoretical significance: implications of Casimir effects (2001) (27)
- Complementarity in biphoton generation with stimulated or induced coherence (2015) (27)
- Zero‐point energy in early quantum theory (1991) (26)
- Physics and Probability (2004) (24)
- Criteria for the thin-sheet gain approximation. (1977) (24)
- Some Recent Development, In the Fundamental Theor of Light (1990) (24)
- Recoil and Photon Momentum in a Dielectric (2005) (24)
- Frequency-conversion modeling with spatially and temporally varying beams (1995) (23)
- Comparison of pump-laser characteristics for producing a mesospheric sodium guidestar for adaptive optical systems on large-aperture telescopes (1998) (23)
- Stimulated emission, absorption, and interference (1982) (22)
- Modeling laser instabilities and chaos (1985) (22)
- Quantum Mechanics of the Einstein-Hopf Model. (1981) (21)
- Influence of radiative damping on the optical-frequency susceptibility (6 pages) (2004) (21)
- Model for the unstable-resonator carbon monoxide electric-discharge laser (1978) (20)
- Electromagnetic energy, absorption, and Casimir forces. II. Inhomogeneous dielectric media (2011) (20)
- Classical stimulated emission (1987) (20)
- Polarizability and the optical theorem for a two-level atom with radiative broadening (2006) (19)
- Physics and Probability: Essays in Honor of Edwin T. Jaynes (2004) (19)
- Linear polarizabilities of two- and three-level atoms (2008) (19)
- An Introduction to Quantum Optics and Quantum Fluctuations (2019) (18)
- Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (1994) (18)
- Noise properties of propagation through slow- and fast-light media (2010) (17)
- Chaotic two-mode lasing (1984) (17)
- van der Waals interactions in a magnetodielectric medium (2007) (16)
- Lidar. Range-Resolved Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, in the Springer Series in Optical Sciences, Vol. 102, edited by Claus Weitkamp (2009) (16)
- Quantum theory of superluminal pulse propagation. (2001) (16)
- Chaos in multiple-photon excitation of molecules (1983) (16)
- Spontaneous excitation of atoms near a phase conjugating mirror (1988) (15)
- Perturbation theory for electric-field amplitude and phase ripple transfer in frequency doubling and tripling. (1997) (15)
- Impossibility of measuring faster-than-c signaling by the Scharnhorst effect (1990) (15)
- Chaos in the multiple photon excitation of molecules due to vibration‐rotation coupling at lowest order (1983) (14)
- Wave-Particle Duality of Light: A Current Perspective (1984) (13)
- Fourier processing with partially coherent fields. (2017) (13)
- Quantum theory of spontaneous emission and excitation near a phase-conjugating mirror (1989) (12)
- Chaos and nonlinear optics: a chaotic Raman attractor (1983) (12)
- ‘Negative refraction’ (2004) by J.B. Pendry (2009) (12)
- Resource Letter: AOA-1: Adaptive optics for astronomy (1999) (11)
- The effects of local fields on laser gain for layered and Maxwell Garnett composite materials (2009) (11)
- Some recent developments in the fundamental theory of light (1991) (11)
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On the quantum nature of the Casimir-Polder interaction (2000) (11)
- Chirality and polarization effects in nonlinear optics (2004) (10)
- Laser Linewidth: Amplification of Vacuum Fluctuations and Effects of Spatial Hole Burning (1991) (10)
- Lamb shift of an atom in a dielectric medium (1999) (10)
- Bichromatic two-photon coherent excitation of sodium to provide a dual-wavelength guidestar. (2000) (10)
- Consistency of a causal theory of radiative reaction with the optical theorem (2011) (9)
- Answer to Question #45 [“What (if anything) does the photoelectric effect teach us?,’’ R. Q. Stanley, Am. J. Phys. 64 (7), 839 (1996)] (1997) (9)
- Failure of a proposed superluminal scheme (1999) (8)
- Measurement and control of optical nonlinearities of importance to glass laser fusion systems (1997) (8)
- Nonperturbative calculation of the London-van der Waals interaction potential (2014) (8)
- Coherent pumping in a weakly coupled quasicontinuum model (1983) (8)
- Quantum optics: A shift on a chip (2009) (8)
- Laser‐assisted excitation transfer as a single‐atom multiphoton process (1977) (8)
- Zero-Point Energy (2009) (8)
- Fast and slow light (2003) (7)
- Masers and Lasers: An Historical Approach (1984) (7)
- Retardation in coupled dipole–oscillator systems (1976) (6)
- Effects of propagation in air on photon statistics (2003) (6)
- Improving the sensitivity of frequency modulation spectroscopy using nanomechanical cantilevers (2004) (6)
- Electromagnetic Energy, Absorption, and Casimir Forces (2010) (5)
- Wave-optical modeling of high-power pulsed CO(2) lasers. (1980) (5)
- Routes to chaos in the Maxwell-Bloch equations (1985) (5)
- Instabilities in the Propagation of Arbitrarily Polarized Counterpropagating Waves in a Nonlinear Kerr Medium (1986) (5)
- Saturation of anomalous dispersion in cw HF lasers. (1981) (5)
- Some recent developments in the fundamental theory of light, ed. by D. Bates and B. Bederson (1991) (5)
- A note on frequency pulling in resonant media (1971) (5)
- Semiclassical theory of three-level gas lasers (1980) (5)
- Laser gain media based on nanocomposite materials (2009) (5)
- Spontaneous emission between mirrors (2007) (4)
- Introduction to the issue on nontraditional forms of light (2003) (4)
- Comments on ‘‘A classical/semiclassical theory for the interaction of infrared radiation with molecular systems’’ (1980) (4)
- Update on 589-nm sodium guide star pump laser requirements (2000) (4)
- Retardation in two-atom systems (1973) (4)
- Signal velocity and quantum fluctuation in superluminal light pulse propagation (2003) (4)
- Laser gain media based on nanocomposite materials (2009) (4)
- Theory of gas lasers operating on two coupled transitions (1982) (4)
- LIMITS ON NON-NEWTONIAN GRAVITY AND HYPOTHETICAL FORCES FROM MEASUREMENTS OF THE CASIMIR FORCE (2005) (4)
- Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing (2017) (4)
- Laser Resonators and Gaussian Beams (2010) (4)
- I Atoms in Strong Fields: Photoionization and Chaos* (1993) (4)
- Photon steam engines (2003) (4)
- Classical and Quantum Theories of Radiation (1980) (4)
- Does the electromagnetic mass of an electron depend on where it is? (1983) (3)
- ‘Nothing's plenty. The vacuum in modern quantum field theory’ (1985) by I.J.R. Aitchison (2009) (3)
- Chaos in Radiative Interactions (1984) (3)
- Answer to Question ♯21 [‘‘Snell’s law in quantum mechanics,’’ Steve Blau and Brad Halfpap, Am. J. Phys. 63 (7), 583 (1995)] (1996) (3)
- Entanglement, Complementarity, and Vacuum Fields in Spontaneous Parametric Down-Conversion (2019) (3)
- Chapter 4 Field quantization in optics (2007) (2)
- Interatomic signalling in QED (1994) (2)
- The Laser in America, 1950‐1970 (1992) (2)
- Causal Discussion of Superluminal Pulses (2001) (2)
- Quantum decay: A watched pot boils quicker (2000) (2)
- Lasers: the first 50 years (2016) (2)
- Some QED Vacuum Effects (1994) (2)
- Coupled-oscillator theory of dispersion and Casimir-Polder interactions. (2014) (2)
- Velocity dependence of the quantum friction force on an atom near a dielectric surface (2013) (2)
- Are quantum waves observable? (1984) (2)
- Perturbation theory for frequency doubling and tripling of electric field amplitude and phase ripples (1995) (1)
- The Electromagnetic Vacuum (1994) (1)
- Onset of Chaos in Duffing Oscillator Systems (1984) (1)
- Casimir Effect (2009) (1)
- Physics and Probability: Frontmatter (1993) (1)
- Use of alternating-Z doubling in high-dynamic-range tripling: design and evaluation of an optimized prototype tripler (1998) (1)
- Alternate frequency tripling schemes (1997) (1)
- QED theory of excess spontaneous emission noise (1991) (1)
- Device physics: Microlever chilled out (2004) (1)
- Nonlinear Oscillations, Bifurcation, and Chaos in n-InSb (1985) (1)
- Density and temperature variations in pulsed discharge lasers (1983) (1)
- Should Quantum Physics Go Unquestioned (1989) (1)
- On the buildup of laser oscillation from noise (1989) (1)
- Statistical Physics of Particles, by Mehran Kardar (2011) (1)
- Laser Oscillation: Power and Frequency (2010) (1)
- Why l(l+1) instead of l2? (1990) (1)
- Electronic Noise and Fluctuations in Solids, by Sh. Kogan (2010) (1)
- Introduction to Laser Operation (2010) (1)
- Effect of quantum and thermal jitter on the feasibility of Bekenstein’s proposed experiment to search for Planck-scale signals (2019) (1)
- Comment on "On the role of dissipation on the Casimir-Polder potential between molecules in dielectric media" [J. Chem. Phys. 133, 164501 (2010)]. (2011) (1)
- Optical Analogs of Model Atoms in Fields (1992) (1)
- Quantum Fields in a Dielectric: Langevin and Exact Diagonalization Approaches (2009) (1)
- Casimir and van der Waals Forces: Prelude (1994) (1)
- Chapter 1 – Zero-Point Energy in Early Quantum Theory (1994) (1)
- Soviet phase conjugation research (1990) (0)
- Fundamental theory of light for applications: Notes for five informal lectures (1993) (0)
- Notes on Classical and Quantum Theories of Driven Nonlinear Systems (2007) (0)
- Comment on Cole and Zou's Classical Computations of the Hydrogen Ground State (2003) (0)
- IR Laser Excitation in Molecules: Chaos and Diffusive Energy Growth (1988) (0)
- University of California Irvine symposium on the Casimir effect (2005) (0)
- Science at the Nanoscale: An Introductory Textbook, by C.W. Shong, S.C. Haur and A.T.S. Wee (2012) (0)
- Metamaterials for left-handed light (2004) (0)
- Do Casimir forces imply a non-trivial vacuum (2000) (0)
- Interaction Hamiltonian and Spontaneous Emission (2019) (0)
- ‘Take a photon…’ (1965) by O.R. Frisch (2009) (0)
- Vacuums, Retardation and Casimir Interactions (1991) (0)
- Numerical Methods for Differential Equations (2010) (0)
- Comment on ''Casimir-Polder potential in a dielectric medium out of thermal equilibrium'' (2011) (0)
- Propagation of Laser Radiation (2010) (0)
- Chaos and multiple photon absorption (1984) (0)
- Self-Energies and Renormalization (1994) (0)
- Chapter 12 – Feynman Diagrams (1994) (0)
- Atoms, Molecules, and Solids (2010) (0)
- Vacuum Effects in the Presence of Walls (2001) (0)
- Chaos and optical incoherence (A) (1986) (0)
- Source theory of vacuum field effects (1993) (0)
- Comment on “Spontaneous emission: vacuum fluctuations or radiation reaction” by R. R. Puri (1985) (0)
- Analysis of Photon Returns from Laser--Excited Mesospheric Sodium Guidestars (1998) (0)
- Comment on "Is a tabletop search for Planck scale signals feasible?" (2018) (0)
- Absorption, Emission, and Dispersion of Light (2010) (0)
- Spontaneous emission in dielectrics (1993) (0)
- QED (quantum-electrodynamical) theory of excess spontaneous emission noise (1990) (0)
- Coherent pumping of mesospheric sodium to create a bichromatic guidestar (2000) (0)
- Left-handed light: basic theory (2004) (0)
- Book review (1992) (0)
- Elements of Classical Electrodynamics (2019) (0)
- Quantum Theory of the Electromagnetic Field (2019) (0)
- Life and signs of the Casimir effect (2021) (0)
- Theoretical Aspects of Spontaneous Photon-Emission from Atoms. (1974) (0)
- Interlude: Radiation Reaction (1994) (0)
- Diode Lasers and Optical Communications (2010) (0)
- Physics and Probability: Preface (1993) (0)
- Dipole Interactions and Fluctuation-Induced Forces (2019) (0)
- Casimir and van der Waals Forces: Elaborations (1994) (0)
- The effects of local fields on laser gain of composite optical materials (2011) (0)
- The Dirac Equation (1994) (0)
- Photon return from a mesospheric sodium guidestar versus excitation laser characteristics (1998) (0)
- Atoms and Light: Quantum Theory (2019) (0)
- Chaos in the Semiclassical N-Atom Jaynes-Cummings Model (1984) (0)
- Introduction to Nonlinear Optics (2010) (0)
- Sensitivity to Initial Conditions in Classical and Quantum Dynamics (1990) (0)
- Astrophysics for Physicists, by Arnab Rai Choudhuri (2011) (0)
- Coherence in Atom‐Field Interactions (2010) (0)
- Some Specific Lasers and Amplifiers (2010) (0)
- Chaotic Dynamics in Infrared Multiple-Photon Absorption (1984) (0)
- The Future of Coherence and Quantum Optics (2012) (0)
- Simulations of sodium guide-star adaptive-optics systems (1996) (0)
- Quantum optics mini-program on fast light, slow light, and metamaterials. (2002) (0)
- Laser Oscillation: Gain and Threshold (2010) (0)
- Multimode and Pulsed Lasing (2010) (0)
- Short-pulse propagation in KrF multipass amplifier (1987) (0)
- Some Applications of Lasers (2010) (0)
- Fast light and signal velocity (2004) (0)
- Quantum theory and light propagation (2004) (0)
- On the repulsive Casimir force using metamaterials. (2008) (0)
- Nonrelativistic Theory of Atoms in a Vacuum (1994) (0)
- Simplified derivation of the Kompaneets equation (2021) (0)
- Fluctuations, Dissipation, and Noise (2019) (0)
- Exploring Quantum Physics through Hands-On Projects, by D. Prutchi and S.R. Prutchi (2012) (0)
- Quantum optics of dielectric media (1994) (0)
- Atoms in Light: Semiclassical Theory (2019) (0)
- Improving the sensitivity of FM spectroscopy using nano-mechanical cantilevers (2021) (0)
- Stars of the light show (1996) (0)
- Stopped, stored, and regenerated light (2004) (0)
- Quantum-mechanical aspects of classically chaotic driven systems (1987) (0)
- Physics and Probability: Appendix: Vita and Bibliography of Edwin T. Jaynes (1993) (0)
- Chaos in a semiclassical model of multiphoton excitation of spherical top molecules (1983) (0)
- Atom-field interactions with a frequency-dependent reservoir (6 pages) (2004) (0)

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