Journal of Russian Laser Research

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 401–410 | Cite as

Superradiance with Incoherent Nonradiative Decay

  • Igor E. ProtsenkoEmail author
  • Alexander V. Uskov


We describe superradiance of a few emitters in a dissipative environment with nonradiative decay in the Schrödinger approach, which is simpler than the density matrix formalism. We find that superradiance increases the quantum efficiency of the radiation if the baths, responsible for dissipation, do not come to equilibrium. The reason is that decoherence destroys Dicke “dark” states, lets emitters radiate, and does not affect the fast radiation from “bright” Dicke states.


superradiance Schrödinger picture quantum coherence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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