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Nonclassical excitation for atoms in a squeezed vacuum

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.

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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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Additional Information:©1995 The American Physical Society. Received 21 April 1995. We acknowledge support by the Division of Chemical Sciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Energy Research, U.S. Department of Energy and A. S. P. from the A. von Humboldt Foundation and the New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science, and Technology.
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