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Cavity QED II: Quantum Fluctuations

Part of the Theoretical and Mathematical Physics book series (TMP)

Abstract

In Chap. 15 we made some progress applying linear fluctuation theory to the system of many atoms in a cavity. Conditions of strong dipole coupling were included, assuming the coupling was strong only in the many-atom sense. Ultimately, cavity QED is concerned with strong coupling for single atoms, though-i.e., with g >> κ, γ/2 (alternatively 2C1 >> 1), conditions that invalidate the small-noise assumption upon which the linear theory of fluctuations rests (Sect. 13.1).

Keywords

Matrix Element Master Equation Spontaneous Emission Photon Number Quantum Fluctuation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

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