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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 926–930

Spontaneous emission of two interacting atoms near an interface

Dehua Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 7, Issue 10, pp. 926-930 (2009)


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Abstract

The spontaneous emission rate of two interacting excited atoms near a dielectric interface is studied using the photon closed-orbit theory and the dipole image method. The total emission rate of one atom during the emission process is calculated as a function of the distance between the atom and the interface. The results suggest that the spontaneous emission rate depends not only on the atomic-interface distances, but also on the orientation of the two atomic dipoles and the initial distance between the two atoms. The oscillation in the spontaneous emission rate is caused by the interference between the outgoing electromagnetic wave emitted from one atom and other waves arriving at this atom after traveling along various classical orbits. Each peak in the Fourier transformed spontaneous emission rate corresponds with one action of photon classical orbit.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.4900) Atomic and molecular physics : Oscillator strengths
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics

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Dehua Wang, "Spontaneous emission of two interacting atoms near an interface," Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 926-930 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-7-10-926

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