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


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Author(s): von Zanthier J, Bastin T, Agarwal GS
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.



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APA: von Zanthier, J., Bastin, T., & Agarwal, G.S. (2006). Measurement-induced spatial modulation of spontaneous decay and photon arrival times. Physical Review A, 74(6). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.74.069905

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

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