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Constructive and destructive interference in spontaneous emission from a three-level atom
Author(s): Shi-Yao Zhu; Lorenzo M. Narducci; Marlan O. Scully
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Paper Abstract

The constructive and destructive nature of the interference for the spontaneous emission from a three-level atom have been discussed by using dressed states. There is an interference if the upper level of the spontaneous emission is driven by a coherent field, while there is no interference if the lower level of the spontaneous emission is driven by the field. What interference (constructive or destructive one) we will get at a fixed frequency depends on the initial condition of the atom.

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Date Published: 10 May 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2798, Coherent Phenomena and Amplification without Inversion, (10 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239490
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Shi-Yao Zhu, Hong Kong Baptist Univ. (Hong Kong)
Lorenzo M. Narducci, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Marlan O. Scully, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2798:
Coherent Phenomena and Amplification without Inversion
A. L. Andreev; Olga A. Kocharovskaya; Paul Mandel, Editor(s)

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