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Photon Antibunching in Resonance Fluorescence

Kimble, H. J. and Dagenais, M. and Mandel, L. (1977) Photon Antibunching in Resonance Fluorescence. Physical Review Letters, 39 (11). pp. 691-695. ISSN 0031-9007.

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The phenomenon of antibunching of photoelectric counts has been observed in resonance fluorescence experiments in which sodium atoms are continuously excited by a dye-laser beam. It is pointed out that, unlike photoelectric bunching, which can be given a semiclassical interpretation, antibunching is understandable only in terms of a quantized electromagnetic field. The measurement also provides rather direct evidence for an atom undergoing a quantum jump.

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Additional Information:©1977 The American Physical Society Received 22 July 1977 This research was supported by the National Science Foundation.
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