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Optical bistability with two-state atoms: steady states and dynamical instabilities

Orozco, L. A. and Raizen, M. G. and Rosenberger, A. T. and Kimble, H. J. (1986) Optical bistability with two-state atoms: steady states and dynamical instabilities. In: Optical Bistability III. Springer Proceedings in Physics. No.8. Springer Berlin Heidelberg , Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 307-310. ISBN 9783642465826.

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A fundamental problem in optical physics is the interaction of two-level atoms with the electromagnetic field of a resonant cavity. Our experiments [1] with two-state sodium atoms are directed towards a quantitative investigation of the steady-state characteristics, dynamical behavior and the quantum statistical nature of the atom-field interaction in such a system. We report absolute comparisons between experiment and the single-mode theory of optical bistability with a Gaussian transverse profile.

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Additional Information:© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation, the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum and the Joint Services Electronics Program.
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Subject Keywords:Atomic Beam, Optical Bistability, British Petroleum, Transverse Profile, Oscilloscope Trace
Series Name:Springer Proceedings in Physics
Issue or Number:8
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