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Spatiotemporal dynamics of quantum jumps with Rydberg atoms

Lee, Tony E. and Cross, M. C. (2012) Spatiotemporal dynamics of quantum jumps with Rydberg atoms. Physical Review A, 85 (6). Art. No. 063822. ISSN 1050-2947. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120720-153603430

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Abstract

We study the nonequilibrium dynamics of quantum jumps in a one-dimensional chain of atoms. Each atom is driven on a strong transition to a short-lived state and on a weak transition to a metastable state. We choose the metastable state to be a Rydberg state so that when an atom jumps to the Rydberg state, it inhibits or enhances jumps in the neighboring atoms. This leads to rich spatiotemporal dynamics that are visible in the fluorescence of the strong transition.


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Additional Information:© 2012 American Physical Society. Received 5 February 2012; revised manuscript received 29 March 2012; published 21 June 2012. We thank H. Häffner and H. Weimer for useful discussions. This work was supported by NSF Grant No. DMR-1003337.
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Issue or Number:6
Classification Code:PACS: 42.65.Sf, 42.50.Lc, 03.65.Yz, 32.80.Ee
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:23 Jul 2012 15:52
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