In spite of the fact that cone emission was first observed over a decade ago, there is still no generally accepted theory of the effect. Here we give an outline of a unified approach and point out a mechanism that supports Cherenkov-type radiation due to vacuum fluctuations as a possible source of cone emission. This can be considered as an additional mechanism to the previously discussed four-wave mixing, and initial encoding and follow-up refraction effects. We compare our treatment to previously considered models.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics