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Superfluorescence: Maxwell-Bloch Equations, Mean-Field Approach and CS Experiment

  • R. Bonifacio
  • M. Gronchi
  • L. A. Lugiato
  • A. M. Ricca
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Abstract

Let us first summarize the predictions of Mean-Field Theory (MFT) [1,2] for a “pencil-shaped” atomic volume of length L, section A and Fresnel number f ≃ 1. There are three Superfluorescence (SF) regimes depending on the value of L/LC, where LC is the cooperation length [3] defined below.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Bonifacio
    • 2
    • 1
  • M. Gronchi
    • 2
    • 1
  • L. A. Lugiato
    • 1
  • A. M. Ricca
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Fisica dell-UniversitàMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Also Istituto Nazionale di OtticaFirenzeItaly
  3. 3.C. I. S. E.MilanoItaly

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