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Normal-mode splitting and linewidth averaging for two-state atoms in an optical cavity

Raizen, M. G. and Thompson, R. J. and Brecha, R. J. and Kimble, H. J. and Carmichael, H. J. (1989) Normal-mode splitting and linewidth averaging for two-state atoms in an optical cavity. Physical Review Letters, 63 (3). pp. 240-243. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.63.240.

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An investigation of the radiative processes for a collection of N two-state atoms strongly coupled to the field of a high-finesse optical cavity is presented. Observations of the spectral response of the composite system to weak external modulation reveal a coupling-induced normal-mode splitting. Linewidth averaging leads to linewidths below the free-space atomic width.

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Additional Information:©1989 The American Physical Society. Received 3 April 1989. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant No. PHY 8351074), by the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum, and by the Office of Naval Research (Contract No. N00014-87-K-0156). M.G.R. gratefully acknowledges work support from IBM.
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