Vacuum Rabi splitting as a feature of linear-dispersion theory: Analysis and experimental observations.

@article{Zhu1990VacuumRS,
  title={Vacuum Rabi splitting as a feature of linear-dispersion theory: Analysis and experimental observations.},
  author={Zhu and Gauthier and Morin and Xiang Wu and Carmichael and Mossberg},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={1990},
  volume={64 21},
  pages={2499-2502}
}
The spectral and temporal response of an optical cavity resonantly coupled to an ensemble of barium atoms has been investigated experimentally. The empty-cavity transmission resonances are found to split in the presence of the atoms and, under these conditions, the cavity's temporal response is found to be oscillatory. These eA'ects may be viewed as a manifestation of a vacuum-field Rabi splitting, or as a simple consequence of the linear absorption and dispersion of the intracavity atoms. 

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