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Fluctuations in atomic fluorescence induced by laser noise
Author(s): Gautam Vemuri
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Paper Abstract

The dynamical behavior of an atom interacting with a coherent and a chaotic field is investigated. Langevin equations describing the time dependent behavior of the dipole moment and population inversion are numerically integrated using Monte-Carlo techniques. The model can account for a finite correlation time for the chaotic component. Results on fluctuations in the fluorescence intensity from an ensemble of two-level atoms and the power spectra of these intensity fluctuations are presented. The effect of detuning the pump field from the resonant frequency of the two-level atoms on the fluctuations in fluorescence is studied. The effect of field fluctuations on the macroscopic polarization produced by the atoms is also reported. The fluctuation behavior of the atomic fluorescence is found to be very sensitive to the correlation time of the stochastic component.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1376, Laser Noise, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24989
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Gautam Vemuri, Univ. of Colorado (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1376:
Laser Noise
Rajarshi Roy, Editor(s)

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