# Stability of excited atoms in small cavities

@article{FloresHidalgo2001StabilityOE, title={Stability of excited atoms in small cavities}, author={G. Flores-Hidalgo and Adolfo P. C. Malbouisson and Y. W. Milla}, journal={Physical Review A}, year={2001}, volume={65}, pages={063414} }

We consider a system consisting of an atom in the approximation of a harmonic oscillator of frequency $\overline{\ensuremath{\omega}},$ coupled to the scalar potential inside a spherical reflecting cavity of radius R. We use dressed states introduced in a previous publication [Andion, Malbouisson, and Mattos Neto, J. Phys. A 34, 3735 (2001)], which allow a nonperturbative unified description of the atom radiation process, in both cases, of a finite or an arbitrarily large cavity. We perform a…

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