Analysis of non-Markovian coupling of a lattice-trapped atom to free space

  title={Analysis of non-Markovian coupling of a lattice-trapped atom to free space},
  author={Michael Stewart and L Krinner and Arturo Pazmi{\~n}o and D Schneble},
  journal={Physical Review A},
Behavior analogous to that of spontaneous emission in photonic band gap materials has been predicted for an atom-optical system consisting of an atom confined in a well of a state-dependent optical lattice that is coupled to free space through an internal-state transition [de Vega et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 260404 (2008)]. Using the Weisskopf-Wigner approach and considering a one-dimensional geometry, we analyze the properties of this system in detail, including the evolution of the lattice… 

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