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Analysis of single-excitation states in quantum optics

  title={Analysis of single-excitation states in quantum optics},
  author={Jeremy G. Hoskins and Jason Kaye and Manas Rachh and John C. Schotland},
In this paper we analyze the dynamics of single-excitation states, which model the scattering of a single photon from multiple two level atoms. For short times and weak atom-field couplings we show that the atomic amplitudes are given by a sum of decaying exponentials, where the decay rates and Lamb shifts are given by the poles of a certain analytic function. This result is a refinement of the “pole approximation” appearing in the standard Wigner-Weisskopf analysis of spontaneous emission. On… 

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