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Direct fabrication of large micropatterned single crystals. p1205 21 Feb 2003. (news): Academy plucks best biophysicists from a sea of mediocrity. p994 14 Feb 2003.
The Quantum Theory of Light
Preface 1. Planck's radiation law and the Einstein coefficients 2. Quantum mechanics of the atom-radiation interaction 3. Classical theory of optical fluctuations and coherence 4. Quantization of the
The Quantum Theory of Light
Preface 1. Planck's radiation law and the Einstein coefficients 2. Quantum mechanics of the atom-radiation interaction 3. Classical theory of optical fluctuations and coherence 4. Quantization of the
Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
  • G. Rempe, M. Scully
  • Physics, Education
    Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical…
  • 2022
Directed spontaneous emission from an extended ensemble of N atoms: timing is everything.
TLDR
It is shown that a single photon absorbed by the N atoms will be followed by spontaneous emission in the same direction, and phase matched emission is found when one photon is absorbed by N atoms followed by two-photon down-conversion.
Collective lamb shift in single photon Dicke superradiance.
  • M. Scully
  • Physics
    Physical review letters
  • 6 April 2009
The collective Lamb shift and associated radiative decay of a large cloud of radius R containing N atoms uniformly excited by one photon of wavelength lambda is analyzed. It is shown that the time
Extracting work from a single heat bath via vanishing quantum coherence.
TLDR
A quantum Carnot engine in which the atoms in the heat bath are given a small bit of quantum coherence and the phase phi, associated with the atomic coherence, provides a new control parameter that can be varied to increase the temperature of the radiation field and to extract work from a single heat bath.
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