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Cooperative Transients In Inter-Atomic Correlation In The Presence Of An Externally Applied Coherent Field: Relation To Intrinsic Mirrorless Optical Bistability
Author(s): Charles M. Bowden; C. C. Sung
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Paper Abstract

Our model, presented earlier, which predicts the circumstances under which intrinsic mirrorless optical bistability (OB) can occur due to atomic pair correlation in a small volume, is outlined and the results presented. These results, which Predict a first-order phase transition in steady state for an externally-driven collection of a large number of atoms far removed from thermodynamic equilibriun, forms the motivation for a detailed microscopic examination of the dynamical behavior of atonic pair correlation in the presence of externally-applied coherent radiation. 4 model is presented and results are discussed for the transient dynamic evolution of two, two-level atoms separated from each other by a distance r in the presence of an externally-applied coherent radiation field. The results predict collective radiation reaction, frequency shifts, relaxation in terms of the atomic seoaration r (assumed much larger than single atom dimensions), the externally-applied field intensity and spacial uniformity of the field with respect to the inter-atomic volume.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1982
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0317, Integrated Optics and Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits, (2 August 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933114
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Charles M. Bowden, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
C. C. Sung, University of Alabama/Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0317:
Integrated Optics and Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits
Bob D. Guenther; William Pittman, Editor(s)

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