Measurement-induced spatial modulation of spontaneous decay and photon arrival times

Journal article
(Erratum)


Publication Details

Author(s): von Zanthier J, Agarwal GS, Bastin T
Journal: Physical Review A
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2006
Volume: 74
Journal issue: 6
ISSN: 1050-2947


Abstract


We report a way of manipulating the spontaneous emission process leading to a spatial modulation of spontaneous decay. The effect is observed in the case of coherently driven atoms separated by less than a transition wavelength. It is quantified by Glauber's photon-photon second-order correlation function. We show that the photon arrival time, usually regarded as an entirely random process, depends not only on where a photon is detected but also on where a former photon had been recorded previously. Our results shed light on the unexpected consequences of state reduction and entanglement for the fundamental process of spontaneous emission.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

von Zanthier, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik


External institutions with authors

Oklahoma State University
University of Liège (ULg) / Université de Liège


How to cite

APA:
von Zanthier, J., Agarwal, G.S., & Bastin, T. (2006). Measurement-induced spatial modulation of spontaneous decay and photon arrival times. Physical Review A, 74(6). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.74.061802

MLA:
von Zanthier, Joachim, Girish S. Agarwal, and Thierry Bastin. "Measurement-induced spatial modulation of spontaneous decay and photon arrival times." Physical Review A 74.6 (2006).

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