Single-particle model of a strongly driven, dense, nanoscale quantum ensemble

@article{DiLoreto2018SingleparticleMO,
  title={Single-particle model of a strongly driven, dense, nanoscale quantum ensemble},
  author={Christopher DiLoreto and Chitra Rangan},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2018},
  volume={97},
  pages={013812}
}
We study the effects of interatomic interactions on the quantum dynamics of a dense, nanoscale, atomic ensemble driven by a strong electromagnetic field. We use a self-consistent, mean-field technique based on the pseudo-spectral time-domain method, and a full, three-directional basis to solve the coupled Maxwell-Liouville equations. We find that interatomic interactions generate a decoherence in the state of an ensemble on a much faster timescale than the excited state lifetime of individual… 

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