Vacuum-field Rabi oscillations of atoms in a cavity

Agarwal, G. S. (1985) Vacuum-field Rabi oscillations of atoms in a cavity Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 2 (3). pp. 480-485. ISSN 0740-3224

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The quantum electrodynamics of ah atom in a cavity is reexamined from the view point of the vacuum-field Rabi oscillations. Many features of such oscillations in a single atom as well as in a cooperative system are discussed. Various physical quantities that carry the signature of these vacuum-field oscillations are calculated. Even oscillator systems are shown to exhibit such vacuum-field Rabi oscillations, which is in contrast to the external-field-induced Rabi oscillations. Such oscillations are found to occur in situations involving both single-photon and multiphoton transitions.

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