Space-time geometry of quantum dielectrics

Ulf Leonhardt
2000 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
Light experiences dielectric matter as an effective gravitational field and matter experiences light as a form of gravity as well. Light and matter waves see each other as dual space-time metrics, thus establishing a unique model in field theory. Actio et reactio are governed by Abraham's energy-momentum tensor and equations of state for quantum dielectrics.
doi:10.1103/physreva.62.012111 fatcat:lojs7emxj5dwxeixt6taaxhgfq