Collective cavity quantum electrodynamics with multiple atomic levels

  title={Collective cavity quantum electrodynamics with multiple atomic levels},
  author={K J Arnold and Markus P Baden and M. D. Barrett},
  journal={Physical Review A},
We study the transmission spectra of ultracold rubidium atoms coupled to a high-finesse optical cavity. Under weak probing with {pi}-polarized light, the linear response of the system is that of a collective spin with multiple levels coupled to a single mode of the cavity. By varying the atom number, we change the collective coupling of the system. We observe the change in transmission spectra when going from a regime where the collective coupling is much smaller than the separation of the… Expand

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