Noise and Fluctuations in Multiphoton Processes

  • Peter Zoller
Conference paper


In multiphoton processes atoms respond in a nonlinear way to (laser) light and its fluctuations.1–14 An atom absorbing a number of photons is sensitive not only to the mean intensity and bandwidth of the light, but also to the kind and details of the fluctuations, i.e., to the higher-order statistics of the radiation field. During the past few years we have gained a considerable theoretical understanding of photon correlation effects in resonant multiphoton processes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Zoller
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Laboratory AstrophysicsUniversity of Colorado and National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of InnsbruckAustria

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