Hyperradiance from collective behavior of coherently driven atoms

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Pleinert MO, von Zanthier J, Agarwal GS
Zeitschrift: Optica
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2017
Band: 4
Heftnummer: 7
Seitenbereich: 779-785
ISSN: 2334-2536


The collective behavior of ensembles of atoms has been studied in-depth since the seminal paper of Dicke [Phys. Rev. 93, 99 (1954)], where he demonstrated that a group of emitters in collective states is able to radiate with increased intensity and modified decay rates in particular directions, a phenomenon that he called superradiance. Here, we show that the fundamental setup of two atoms coupled to a single-mode cavity can distinctly exceed the free-space super-radiant behavior, a phenomenon we call hyperradiance. The effect is accompanied by strong quantum fluctuations and surprisingly arises for atoms radiating out-of-phase, an alleged non-ideal condition where one expects subradiance. We are able to explain the onset of hyperradiance in a transparent way by a photon cascade taking place among manifolds of Dicke states with different photon numbers under particular out-of-phase coupling conditions. These theoretical results can be realized with current technology and should thus stimulate future experiments. (C) 2017 Optical Society of America

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Pleinert, Marc-Oliver
Professur für Experimentalphysik
von Zanthier, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik

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Pleinert, M.-O., von Zanthier, J., & Agarwal, G.S. (2017). Hyperradiance from collective behavior of coherently driven atoms. Optica, 4(7), 779-785. https://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.4.000779

Pleinert, Marc-Oliver, Joachim von Zanthier, and Girish S. Agarwal. "Hyperradiance from collective behavior of coherently driven atoms." Optica 4.7 (2017): 779-785.


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