Spontaneous emission of a two-level atom with an arbitrarily polarized electric dipole in front of a flat dielectric surface

@article{Kien2016SpontaneousEO,
  title={Spontaneous emission of a two-level atom with an arbitrarily polarized electric dipole in front of a flat dielectric surface},
  author={Fam Le Kien and Arno Rauschenbeutel},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2016},
  volume={93},
  pages={043828}
}
We investigate spontaneous emission of a two-level atom with an arbitrarily polarized electric dipole in front of a flat dielectric surface. We treat the general case where the atomic dipole matrix element is a complex vector, that is, the atomic dipole can rotate with time in space. We calculate the rates of spontaneous emission into evanescent and radiation modes. We systematically study the angular densities of the rates in the space of wave vectors for the field modes. We show that the… 
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