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Dissipative Quantum Dynamics in Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics

Kimble, H. J. and Raizen, M. G. and Thompson, R. J. and Brecha, R. J. and Carmichael, H. J. and Shevy, Y. (1989) Dissipative Quantum Dynamics in Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics. In: Coherence and Quantum Optics VI. Springer US , Boston, MA, pp. 607-608. ISBN 9781461281122.

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Of fundamental importance in quantum optics has been the investigation of the radiative coupling of a collection of atoms to the field of a resonant cavity1. Within this context we are conducting a research program to investigate the interaction of optically prepared two-state atoms with the fields of high finesse optical cavities. With regard to our specific observations, we have employed a sodium atomic beam apparatus to make direct spectroscopic measurements of the normal-mode splitting for the coupled oscillator system formed by the collective atomic polarization of N two-state atoms and a single mode of a resonator of finesse of approximately 2x10⁴. At the transition wavelength of 589 nm (³, S_(1/2), F = 2, m_F = 2→3 P_(3/2), m_F = 3 and for one of our spherical mirror standing-wave cavities, the relevant parameters for the system are as follows: transverse atomic decay rate γ_⊥ = 2πX5X10⁶/S, cavity damping rate K/γ⊥= 0.18, and single-atom coupling coefficient g/γ_⊥ = 0.2.

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Additional Information:© Plenum Press, New York 1989. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research, by the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum, and by the National Science Foundation. The experiments involving the sodium atomic beam were performed at the University of Texas at Austin, whose support is gratefully acknowledged. The frequency stabilization of the Ti:Al₂O₃ laser was accomplished by T.L. Boyd.
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Subject Keywords:British Petroleum; Atomic Decay; Rabi Splitting; Couple Oscillator System; Cavity Resonance Frequency
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