Nonlinear Optical Response of Cold Atoms

  • Tohya Hiroshima
  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto
Conference paper


The recent development1 of laser cooling and trapping technique for neutral atoms has opened a possibility of realizing novel quantum many-atom systems. In this paper we discuss the nonlinear optical response of cold atoms with particular emphasis on its quantum statistical properties.


Neutral Atom Cold Atom Laser Cool Spontaneous Decay Nonlinear Optical Response 
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    H. Metcalf and P. van der Straten, Cooling and trapping of neutral atoms, Phys. Rep. 244, 203 (1994).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    W.H. Louisell. “Quantum Statistical Properties of Radiation,” Wiley, New York, (1973).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tohya Hiroshima
    • 1
    • 3
  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.NTT Musashino R&D CenterTokyo 180Japan
  2. 2.Edward L. Ginzton LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.ERATO Quantum Fluctuation ProjectUSA

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