Quantum Statistical Properties of Strongly Driven Atoms Coupled to Frequency-Dependent Reservoirs

  • Maciej Lewenstein
  • Thomas W. Mossberg
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 190)


In this paper, we analyze the spectral and statistical properties of atoms driven by a strong, single-mode, light field and coupled to a reservoirs of electromagnetic field modes whose spectral density displays a strong frequency dependence. One realisation of this system consists of a driven atom confined within an optical cavity. We shall discuss in detail some new aspects of this problem, recently discovered by us1,2:
  1. a)

    dynamical modification of spontaneous emission;

  2. b)

    squeezing and dressed-state-polarization effects.



Cavity Mode Rabi Frequency Cavity Field Photon Mode Driving Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maciej Lewenstein
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Mossberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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