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Two-level atom in a structured reservoir
Author(s): Anna Kowalewska-Kudlaszyk; Ryszard Tanas
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Paper Abstract

A two level atom driven by a strong resonant field and coupled to a structured reservoir is studied. The generalized master equation describing the evolution of the atom is derived under the Born-Markov approximation. To derive the master equation the dressing transformation on the atomic operators is performed first and next the dressed operators are coupled to the reservoir and the corresponding damping rates are calculated. The modifications introduced by a strong field and/or by the reservoir with non-flat density of modes lead to non-standard terms in the master equation, some of which are reminiscent of terms known for squeezed vacuum reservoirs although the reservoir is not a squeezed vacuum. The optical Bloch equations based on this generalized master equation are obtained and solved for the steady state. The resonance fluorescence spectra of the atom are shortly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4356, 12th Czech-Slovak-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, (7 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417819
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Anna Kowalewska-Kudlaszyk, Adam Mickiewicz Univ. (Poland)
Ryszard Tanas, Adam Mickiewicz Univ. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4356:
12th Czech-Slovak-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jan Perina; Miroslav Hrabovsky; Jaromir Krepelka, Editor(s)

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