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Generation of sub-Poissonian light via the correlated absorption of photons by the dressed atom
Author(s): Michail Zacharovich Smirnov
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Paper Abstract

Here we study the open modification of the Jaynes-Cummings model that is the coupled system of the dressed atom and the quantized mode. The mode is initially in the coherent quantum state exhibiting the Poissonian photon statistics. When the quasienergy levels of the dressed atom cross the mean number of photons (n) in the mode undergoes high- amplitude oscillations. Numeric results show that each time the value of (n) falls the photon statistics becomes more regular. Instantaneously, the statistics can become sub- Poissonian with the Fano factor F equalsV (Delta) n2/(n) being many times as small as unity. The above observation provides the evidence that the photons undergo correlated absorption, i.e., they tend to disappear in twos, in threes, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3685, Laser Optics '98: Fundamental Problems of Laser Optics, (6 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.335829
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Michail Zacharovich Smirnov, St. Petersburg State Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3685:
Laser Optics '98: Fundamental Problems of Laser Optics
Nikolay N. Rosanov, Editor(s)

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