Incoherent excitation of few-level multiatom ensembles


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

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