Optimal sizes of dielectric microspheres for cavity QED with strong coupling

@article{Buck2003OptimalSO,
  title={Optimal sizes of dielectric microspheres for cavity QED with strong coupling},
  author={J. R. Buck and Harry J. Kimble},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2003},
  volume={67},
  pages={033806}
}
The whispering gallery modes (WGMs) of quartz microspheres are investigated for the purpose of strong coupling between single photons and atoms in cavity quantum electrodynamics (cavity QED). Within our current understanding of the loss mechanisms of the WGMs, the saturation photon number n0 and critical atom number N0 cannot be minimized simultaneously, so that an "optimal" sphere size is taken to be the radius for which the geometric mean sqrt(n[sub 0]N[sub 0]), is minimized. While a general… 
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