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Subnatural linewidth averaging for coupled atomic and cavity-mode oscillators

Carmichael, H. J. and Brecha, R. J. and Raizen, M. G. and Kimble, H. J. and Rice, P. R. (1989) Subnatural linewidth averaging for coupled atomic and cavity-mode oscillators. Physical Review A, 40 (10). pp. 5516-5519. ISSN 0556-2791. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.40.5516.

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We calculate the spontaneous-emission spectrum and the spectrum of weakly driven fluorescence for a two-level atom coupled to a resonant-cavity mode. For strong atom-cavity coupling the spectra split into two peaks that can have subnatural linewidths. If the cavity linewidth is negligible, the spontaneous-emission spectrum has half the radiative linewidth of the atom; the spectrum of weakly driven fluorescence shows an additional 36% squeezing-induced narrowing. These effects can be observed using coupled-field and collective-polarization oscillators excited in a cavity containing N two-level atoms.

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Additional Information:©1989 The American Physical Society Received 12 December 1988 This paper is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. PHY-8810502 (H.J.C. and P.R.R.) and PHY-8351074, by the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum, and by the U.S. Office of Naval Research, Contract No. N00014-87-K-0156.
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