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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1995
  • pp: 2329–2339

Observation of oscillatory energy exchange in a coupled-atom–cavity system

R. J. Brecha, L. A. Orozco, M. G. Raizen, Min Xiao, and H. J. Kimble  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 2329-2339 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.12.002329


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Abstract

Observations of the oscillatory exchange of excitation between N two-state atoms and a single mode of a high-finesse optical cavity are reported in a regime of weak-field excitation and of comparable atomic and cavity damping rates. The observed frequencies of oscillation, approximately given by g N, where g is the single-photon Rabi frequency, are in reasonable agreement with theoretical predictions.

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R. J. Brecha, L. A. Orozco, M. G. Raizen, Min Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, "Observation of oscillatory energy exchange in a coupled-atom—cavity system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2329-2339 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-12-12-2329


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