- Published 2013

We investigate the collective interaction of a multi-atom three-level ladder system with an environmental incoherent reservoir. The exact solution of the master equation that describes such a system of atoms emitting distinguishable or indistinguishable photons on interaction with an incoherent reservoir is obtained. The quantum decay interference effects have no influences over steady-state distribution of population among the energy levels. However, the photon statistics of the collectively emitted photons are different in this case. In particular, the normalized second-order photon correlation function shows a minimum in its value for the photons generated on lower atomic transition in a system with orthogonal dipoles. The minimum is due to the steady-state amplified spontaneous emission by the incoherent applied fields. Submitted to: J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Phys. PACS numbers: 42.50.Fx, 42.50.Lc, 42.50.Ar Incoherent excitation of few-level multiatom ensembles 2

@inproceedings{Mohan2013IncoherentEO,
title={Incoherent excitation of few-level multiatom ensembles},
author={Baranidharan Mohan and Mihai A. Macovei},
year={2013}
}