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Optical Engineering

Theoretical aspects of the quantum electrodynamics of two-level atoms in high-Q cavities
Author(s): Amitabh Joshi; S. V. Lawande
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Paper Abstract

The Jaynes-Cummings model provides a useful means of studying several quantum electrodynamic effects in matter-radiation interaction. One such effect is the phenomenon of collapses and revivals of Rabi oscillations. Various aspects of this phenomenon are studied in terms of the dynamical evolution of the atom as well as the statistical properties of the field. In particular, the sensitivity of collapses and revivals on the initial photon statistics, the cavity field damping mechanism is highlighted. For this purpose the basic model of Jaynes and Cummings has been extended and modified. Some multiatom effects are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(6) doi: 10.1117/12.168237
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 6
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Amitabh Joshi, Bhabha Atomic Research Ctr. (India)
S. V. Lawande, Bhabha Atomic Research Ctr. (India)


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