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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 4530–4535

Finite-Difference Time-Domain Formulation of Stochastic Noise in Macroscopic Atomic Systems

Jonathan Andreasen and Hui Cao

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, Issue 20, pp. 4530-4535 (2009)


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Abstract

A numerical model based on the finite-difference time-domain method is developed to simulate fluctuations which accompany the dephasing of atomic polarization and the decay of excited state's population. This model is based on the Maxwell–Bloch equations with $c$-number stochastic noise terms. We successfully apply our method to a numerical simulation of the atomic superfluorescence process. This method opens the door to further studies of the effects of stochastic noise on light-matter interaction and transient processes in complex systems without prior knowledge of modes.

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Jonathan Andreasen and Hui Cao, "Finite-Difference Time-Domain Formulation of Stochastic Noise in Macroscopic Atomic Systems," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 4530-4535 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-27-20-4530

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