Georgiades, N. Ph. and Polzik, E. S. and Edamatsu, K. and Kimble, H. J. and Parkins, A. S. (1995) Nonclassical excitation for atoms in a squeezed vacuum. Physical Review Letters, 75 (19). pp. 3426-3429. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GEOprl95
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The two-photon transition 6S(1/2) --> 6D(5/2) is investigated for trapped atomic cesium excited by squeezed light. The rate R of two-photon excitation versus intensity I is observed to be consistent with the functional form R = beta(1)I + beta(2)I(2), extending into a region with slope 1.3. This departure from the quadratic form for classical light sources is due to the fundamental alteration of atomic radiative processes by the nonclassical field.
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