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Optical bistability in the mixed absorptive-dispersive regime with two-state atoms

Orozco, L. A. and Rosenberger, A. T. and Kimble, H. J. (1987) Optical bistability in the mixed absorptive-dispersive regime with two-state atoms. Physical Review A, 36 (7). pp. 3248-3252. ISSN 0556-2791. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.36.3248.

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Quantitative comparisons between experiment and theory for the steady-state characteristics in optical bistability with two-state atoms are reported. Nonresonant conditions for both the cavity and the atomic medium are investigated in two different cavity geometries (ring and standing wave). The experiment fulfills to a very good degree the conditions that have been widely employed in theoretical models that consider a collection of two-state atoms interacting with a single mode of the electromagnetic field in a cavity.

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Additional Information:© 1987 The American Physical Society Received 3 June 1987 We would like to thank Professor H.J. Carmichael for many valuable discussions. L.A. Orozco acknowledges support from IBM. Funding was provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum North America, Inc., and the Joint Services Electronic Program.
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