How to measure the micromaser spectrum in the trapping state regime

F Casagrande*, A Ferraro, A Lulli, R Bonifacio, E Solano, H Walther

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Abstract

We show how our recently proposed scheme for the measurement of the micromaser linewidth, which relates the phase diffusion dynamics of the cavity field to the population statistics of probe atoms, can be applied in the presence of trapping states, where the phase diffusion approximation does not strictly hold. This should allow the observation of the peculiar linewidth oscillations versus atomic pumping which are expected in this regime, and whose origin lies in the quantum nature of the cavity field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)973-977
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume51
Issue number6-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2004
Event5th Workshop on Mysteries, Puzzles and Paradoxes in Quantum Mechanics (MPPinQM-5) - Gargnano, Italy
Duration: 01 Sep 200305 Sep 2003

Keywords

  • CAVITY QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS
  • PHOTON NUMBER STATES
  • ONE-ATOM MASER
  • FIELD

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