# Peter W. Milonni

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(Suggest an Edit or Addition)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.

## Peter W. Milonni's Published Works

### Published Works

- On the attraction between two perfectly conducting plates (2011) (1056)
- The Quantum Vacuum: An Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics (1993) (971)
- Coherent States (2009) (702)
- The Quantum Vacuum (1993) (536)
- The Rabi frequency in optical spectra (1980) (292)
- Retardation in the resonant interaction of two identical atoms (1974) (226)
- Fast Light, Slow Light and Left-Handed Light (2004) (224)
- Semiclassical and quantum-electrodynamical approaches in nonrelativistic radiation theory (1976) (217)
- The Casimir Effect: Physical Manifestations of Zero-Point Energy (2003) (206)
- Spontaneous emission between mirrors (1973) (191)
- Prospect of creating a composite Fermi–Bose superfluid (2001) (191)
- Signal velocity, causality, and quantum noise in superluminal light pulse propagation. (2001) (167)
- The Vacuum in Quantum Optics (1994) (164)
- Chaos in the Semiclassical N-Atom Jaynes-Cummings Model: Failure of the Rotating-Wave Approximation (1983) (156)
- Momentum of Light in a Dielectric Medium (2010) (150)
- Long‐Range Casimir Forces: Theory and Recent Experiments on Atomic Systems (1994) (139)
- Controlling the speed of light pulses (2002) (107)
- Casimir-Lifshitz theory and metamaterials. (2008) (106)
- Field Quantization and Radiative Processes in Dispersive Dielectric Media (1995) (102)
- Laser Physics: Milonni/Laser Physics (2010) (100)
- Interpretation of Radiative Corrections in Spontaneous Emission (1973) (75)
- Radiation reaction and vacuum fluctuations in spontaneous emission (1975) (74)
- Casimir forces without the vacuum radiation field (1982) (73)
- Chaos in quantum optics (1985) (72)
- Casimir interactions for anisotropic magnetodielectric metamaterials (2008) (69)
- Simplified derivation of the Hawking-Unruh temperature for an accelerated observer in vacuum (2004) (68)
- PHOTONS CANNOT ALWAYS BE REPLICATED (1982) (68)
- Analysis of measured photon returns from sodium beacons (1998) (65)
- Why spontaneous emission (1984) (61)
- Chaos in Laser-Matter Interactions (1987) (61)
- Dimensions and entropies in chaotic systems: Quantification of complex behavior (1986) (59)
- Effects of propagation through atmospheric turbulence on photon statistics (2004) (58)
- Theory of continuous-wave excitation of the sodium beacon (1999) (57)
- Multicrystal designs for efficient third-harmonic generation. (1997) (55)
- Long-time deviations from exponential decay in atomic spontaneous emission theory (1976) (55)
- Different Ways of Looking at the Electromagnetic Vacuum (1988) (53)
- Microscopic approach to reflection, transmission, and the Ewald–Oseen extinction theorem (1996) (51)
- Influence of local-field effects on the radiative lifetime of liquid suspensions of Nd:YAG nanoparticles (2007) (46)
- Fast Light, Slow Light (2002) (44)
- Fizeau's experiment and the Aharonov-Bohm effect (1995) (42)
- Electromagnetic momenta and forces in dispersive dielectric media (2009) (40)
- Nonlinear oscillations and chaos in n-InSb (1985) (39)
- 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)
- Induced coherence, vacuum fields, and complementarity in biphoton generation. (2014) (36)
- Temporal coherence in multiphoton absorption. Far off-resonance intermediate states (1978) (36)
- Exponential decay, recurrences, and quantum-mechanical spreading in a quasicontinuum model (1983) (35)
- Electromagnetic energy, absorption, and Casimir forces: Uniform dielectric media in thermal equilibrium (2009) (34)
- Effects of electrostatic fields and Casimir force on cantilever vibrations (2003) (33)
- Quantized-field description of light in negative-index media (2003) (33)
- Interaction Hamiltonian of quantum optics (1984) (32)
- Distance dependence of two-atom dipole interactions with one atom in an excited state (2015) (32)
- Ultrashort pulse propagation in KrF laser amplifiers (1988) (31)
- Zero‐point energy in early quantum theory (1991) (30)
- An Introduction to Quantum Optics and Quantum Fluctuations (2019) (30)
- Theory of mesospheric sodium fluorescence excited by pulse trains. (1992) (30)
- Radiation reaction and the nonrelativistic theory of the electron (1981) (29)
- Quantum noise and superluminal propagation (2000) (29)
- Of some theoretical significance: implications of Casimir effects (2001) (28)
- Complementarity in biphoton generation with stimulated or induced coherence (2015) (28)
- Retarded interaction of two nonidentical atoms (1975) (28)
- Recoil and Photon Momentum in a Dielectric (2005) (28)
- Physics and Probability (2004) (26)
- Criteria for the thin-sheet gain approximation. (1977) (25)
- Stimulated emission, absorption, and interference (1982) (25)
- Some Recent Development, In the Fundamental Theor of Light (1990) (24)
- Comparison of pump-laser characteristics for producing a mesospheric sodium guidestar for adaptive optical systems on large-aperture telescopes (1998) (23)
- Frequency-conversion modeling with spatially and temporally varying beams (1995) (23)
- Physics and Probability: Essays in Honor of Edwin T. Jaynes (2004) (23)
- Quantum Mechanics of the Einstein-Hopf Model. (1981) (22)
- Modeling laser instabilities and chaos (1985) (22)
- Influence of radiative damping on the optical-frequency susceptibility (6 pages) (2003) (22)
- Electromagnetic energy, absorption, and Casimir forces. II. Inhomogeneous dielectric media (2011) (21)
- Classical stimulated emission (1987) (21)
- Model for the unstable-resonator carbon monoxide electric-discharge laser (1978) (20)
- Polarizability and the optical theorem for a two-level atom with radiative broadening (2006) (20)
- Linear polarizabilities of two- and three-level atoms (2008) (20)
- Lidar. Range-Resolved Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, in the Springer Series in Optical Sciences, Vol. 102, edited by Claus Weitkamp (2009) (19)
- Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (1994) (19)
- Noise properties of propagation through slow- and fast-light media (2010) (18)
- Chaotic two-mode lasing (1984) (18)
- Impossibility of measuring faster-than-c signaling by the Scharnhorst effect (1990) (16)
- Quantum theory of superluminal pulse propagation. (2001) (16)
- Wave-Particle Duality of Light: A Current Perspective (1984) (16)
- Chaos in multiple-photon excitation of molecules (1983) (16)
- van der Waals interactions in a magnetodielectric medium (2007) (16)
- Fourier processing with partially coherent fields. (2017) (15)
- Perturbation theory for electric-field amplitude and phase ripple transfer in frequency doubling and tripling. (1997) (15)
- Spontaneous excitation of atoms near a phase conjugating mirror (1988) (15)
- Chaos in the multiple photon excitation of molecules due to vibration‐rotation coupling at lowest order (1983) (14)
- Resource Letter: AOA-1: Adaptive optics for astronomy (1999) (12)
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On the quantum nature of the Casimir-Polder interaction (2000) (12)
- ‘Negative refraction’ (2004) by J.B. Pendry (2009) (12)
- Quantum theory of spontaneous emission and excitation near a phase-conjugating mirror (1989) (12)
- Chirality and polarization effects in nonlinear optics (2004) (12)
- Chaos and nonlinear optics: a chaotic Raman attractor (1983) (12)
- Some recent developments in the fundamental theory of light (1991) (11)
- The effects of local fields on laser gain for layered and Maxwell Garnett composite materials (2009) (11)
- Lamb shift of an atom in a dielectric medium (1999) (11)
- Nonperturbative calculation of the London-van der Waals interaction potential (2014) (10)
- Zero-Point Energy (2020) (10)
- Bichromatic two-photon coherent excitation of sodium to provide a dual-wavelength guidestar. (2000) (10)
- Failure of a proposed superluminal scheme (1999) (9)
- Laser Linewidth: Amplification of Vacuum Fluctuations and Effects of Spatial Hole Burning (1991) (9)
- 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)
- Laser‐assisted excitation transfer as a single‐atom multiphoton process (1977) (8)
- Fast and slow light (2003) (8)
- Measurement and control of optical nonlinearities of importance to glass laser fusion systems (1997) (8)
- Quantum optics: A shift on a chip (2009) (8)
- Coherent pumping in a weakly coupled quasicontinuum model (1983) (8)
- Retardation in coupled dipole–oscillator systems (1976) (7)
- Laser gain media based on nanocomposite materials (2007) (7)
- Improving the sensitivity of frequency modulation spectroscopy using nanomechanical cantilevers (2004) (6)
- Effects of propagation in air on photon statistics (2003) (6)
- Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing (2017) (5)
- Semiclassical theory of three-level gas lasers (1980) (5)
- Routes to chaos in the Maxwell-Bloch equations (1985) (5)
- Answer to Question ♯21 [‘‘Snell’s law in quantum mechanics,’’ Steve Blau and Brad Halfpap, Am. J. Phys. 63 (7), 583 (1995)] (1996) (5)
- Update on 589-nm sodium guide star pump laser requirements (2000) (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)
- Entanglement, Complementarity, and Vacuum Fields in Spontaneous Parametric Down-Conversion (2017) (5)
- Wave-optical modeling of high-power pulsed CO(2) lasers. (1980) (5)
- Instabilities in the Propagation of Arbitrarily Polarized Counterpropagating Waves in a Nonlinear Kerr Medium (1986) (5)
- A note on frequency pulling in resonant media (1971) (5)
- Classical and Quantum Theories of Radiation (1980) (4)
- Chaos in Radiative Interactions (1984) (4)
- Signal velocity and quantum fluctuation in superluminal light pulse propagation (2003) (4)
- LIMITS ON NON-NEWTONIAN GRAVITY AND HYPOTHETICAL FORCES FROM MEASUREMENTS OF THE CASIMIR FORCE (2005) (4)
- Dipoles in blackbody radiation: momentum fluctuations, decoherence, and drag force (2022) (4)
- Theory of gas lasers operating on two coupled transitions (1982) (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)
- ‘Nothing's plenty. The vacuum in modern quantum field theory’ (1985) by I.J.R. Aitchison (2009) (4)
- Photon steam engines (2003) (4)
- Laser Resonators and Gaussian Beams (2010) (4)
- I Atoms in Strong Fields: Photoionization and Chaos* (1993) (4)
- Retardation in two-atom systems (1973) (4)
- Does the electromagnetic mass of an electron depend on where it is? (1983) (3)
- Electromagnetic Energy, Absorption, and Casimir Forces (2010) (3)
- Quantum decay: A watched pot boils quicker (2000) (2)
- Coupled-oscillator theory of dispersion and Casimir-Polder interactions. (2014) (2)
- Why l(l+1) instead of l2? (1990) (2)
- Causal Discussion of Superluminal Pulses (2001) (2)
- Interatomic signalling in QED (1994) (2)
- Are quantum waves observable? (1984) (2)
- Chapter 4 Field quantization in optics (2007) (2)
- Casimir effects (2007) (2)
- Velocity dependence of the quantum friction force on an atom near a dielectric surface (2013) (2)
- Analysis of Sodium Layer Scattering Physics (1996) (1)
- Electronic Noise and Fluctuations in Solids, by Sh. Kogan (2010) (1)
- Laser Oscillation: Power and Frequency (2010) (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)
- Lasers: the first 50 years (2016) (1)
- Perturbation theory for frequency doubling and tripling of electric field amplitude and phase ripples (1995) (1)
- Quantum Fields in a Dielectric: Langevin and Exact Diagonalization Approaches (2009) (1)
- Diode Lasers and Optical Communications (2010) (1)
- Onset of Chaos in Duffing Oscillator Systems (1984) (1)
- On the buildup of laser oscillation from noise (1989) (1)
- Optical Analogs of Model Atoms in Fields (1992) (1)
- Density and temperature variations in pulsed discharge lasers (1983) (1)
- Some QED Vacuum Effects (1994) (1)
- Chapter 1 – Zero-Point Energy in Early Quantum Theory (1994) (1)
- Effect of quantum and thermal jitter on the feasibility of Bekenstein’s proposed experiment to search for Planck-scale signals (2019) (1)
- Alternate frequency tripling schemes (1997) (1)
- Casimir Effect (2009) (1)
- QED theory of excess spontaneous emission noise (1991) (1)
- The Electromagnetic Vacuum (1994) (1)
- Device physics: Microlever chilled out (2004) (1)
- Nonlinear Oscillations, Bifurcation, and Chaos in n-InSb (1985) (1)
- Introduction to Laser Operation (2010) (1)
- Use of alternating-Z doubling in high-dynamic-range tripling: design and evaluation of an optimized prototype tripler (1998) (1)
- Simplified derivation of the Kompaneets equation (2021) (1)
- Statistical Physics of Particles, by Mehran Kardar (2011) (1)
- Casimir and van der Waals Forces: Prelude (1994) (1)
- Should Quantum Physics Go Unquestioned (1989) (1)
- Comment on “Spontaneous emission: vacuum fluctuations or radiation reaction” by R. R. Puri (1985) (0)
- Atom-field interactions with a frequency-dependent reservoir (6 pages) (2004) (0)
- Coherence in Atom‐Field Interactions (2010) (0)
- Soviet phase conjugation research (1990) (0)
- Casimir and van der Waals Forces: Elaborations (1994) (0)
- Interlude: Radiation Reaction (1994) (0)
- Fundamental theory of light for applications: Notes for five informal lectures (1993) (0)
- Vacuum Effects in the Presence of Walls (2001) (0)
- Science at the Nanoscale: An Introductory Textbook, by C.W. Shong, S.C. Haur and A.T.S. Wee (2012) (0)
- Some Applications of Lasers (2010) (0)
- BOOK REVIEWS (2023) (0)
- Introduction to Nonlinear Optics (2010) (0)
- Nonrelativistic Theory of Atoms in a Vacuum (1994) (0)
- Notes on Classical and Quantum Theories of Driven Nonlinear Systems (2007) (0)
- On the repulsive Casimir force using metamaterials. (2008) (0)
- Chaos in a semiclassical model of multiphoton excitation of spherical top molecules (1983) (0)
- Chaotic Dynamics in Infrared Multiple-Photon Absorption (1984) (0)
- Photon return from a mesospheric sodium guidestar versus excitation laser characteristics (1998) (0)
- IR Laser Excitation in Molecules: Chaos and Diffusive Energy Growth (1988) (0)
- Fast light and signal velocity (2004) (0)
- Coherent pumping of mesospheric sodium to create a bichromatic guidestar (2000) (0)
- Comment on ''Casimir-Polder potential in a dielectric medium out of thermal equilibrium'' (2011) (0)
- Life and signs of the Casimir effect (2021) (0)
- Radiative Momentum Transfer to Atoms by a Phase-Conjugate Mirror (1989) (0)
- Sensitivity to Initial Conditions in Classical and Quantum Dynamics (1990) (0)
- Fluctuations, Dissipation, and Noise (2019) (0)
- Atoms in Light: Semiclassical Theory (2019) (0)
- Comment on "Is a tabletop search for Planck scale signals feasible?" (2018) (0)
- Do Casimir forces imply a non-trivial vacuum (2000) (0)
- Quantum optics of dielectric media (1994) (0)
- Instabilities of counterpropagating vector waves in a nonlinear Kerr medium (1986) (0)
- Short-pulse propagation in KrF multipass amplifier (1987) (0)
- Left-handed light: basic theory (2004) (0)
- Exploring Quantum Physics through Hands-On Projects, by D. Prutchi and S.R. Prutchi (2012) (0)
- Chaos and optical incoherence (1986) (0)
- Spontaneous and stimulated emission by atoms interacting with a phase conjugate mirror (1989) (0)
- QED (quantum-electrodynamical) theory of excess spontaneous emission noise (1990) (0)
- Some Specific Lasers and Amplifiers (2010) (0)
- Absorption, Emission, and Dispersion of Light (2010) (0)
- Pulse propagation in molecules (1986) (0)
- Physics and Probability: Appendix: Vita and Bibliography of Edwin T. Jaynes (1993) (0)
- Analysis of Photon Returns from Laser--Excited Mesospheric Sodium Guidestars (1998) (0)
- Physics and Probability: Preface (1993) (0)
- Source theory of vacuum field effects (1993) (0)
- The Future of Coherence and Quantum Optics (2012) (0)
- Simulations of sodium guide-star adaptive-optics systems (1996) (0)
- Quantum theory and light propagation (2004) (0)
- Chaos and multiple photon absorption (1984) (0)
- Interaction Hamiltonian and Spontaneous Emission (2019) (0)
- Theoretical Aspects of Spontaneous Photon-Emission from Atoms. (1974) (0)
- Self-Energies and Renormalization (1994) (0)
- Comment on Cole and Zou's Classical Computations of the Hydrogen Ground State (2003) (0)
- Metamaterials for left-handed light (2004) (0)
- Numerical Methods for Differential Equations (2010) (0)
- Quantum optics mini-program on fast light, slow light, and metamaterials. (2002) (0)
- Vacuums, Retardation and Casimir Interactions (1991) (0)
- Multimode and Pulsed Lasing (2010) (0)
- Chaos in the Semiclassical N-Atom Jaynes-Cummings Model (1984) (0)
- Elements of Classical Electrodynamics (2019) (0)
- Instabilities and Chaos in Multimode Homogeneously Broadened Lasers (1985) (0)
- Book review (1992) (0)
- Propagation of Laser Radiation (2010) (0)
- Stars of the light show (1996) (0)
- Chapter 12 – Feynman Diagrams (1994) (0)
- Astrophysics for Physicists, by Arnab Rai Choudhuri (2011) (0)
- Stopped, stored, and regenerated light (2004) (0)
- Dipole Interactions and Fluctuation-Induced Forces (2019) (0)
- Atoms and Light: Quantum Theory (2019) (0)
- The Dirac Equation (1994) (0)
- Quantum-mechanical aspects of classically chaotic driven systems (1987) (0)
- Quantum Theory of the Electromagnetic Field (2019) (0)
- Laser Oscillation: Gain and Threshold (2010) (0)
- Spontaneous emission in dielectrics (1993) (0)
- The effects of local fields on laser gain of composite optical materials (2011) (0)
- ‘Take a photon…’ (1965) by O.R. Frisch (2009) (0)
- Improving the sensitivity of FM spectroscopy using nano-mechanical cantilevers (2021) (0)
- Atoms, Molecules, and Solids (2010) (0)
- University of California Irvine symposium on the Casimir effect (2005) (0)

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