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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 458–462

Effect of dipole–dipole interactions between atoms in an active medium

Vladimir Berezovsky, Leonid Men’shikov, Sven Öberg, and Chris Latham  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 458-462 (2008)

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On the basis of the results of numerical modeling, it is shown that dipole–dipole interactions among atoms in the active medium strongly influences the character of the associated superradiation. The main effect is to make the nuclear subsystem behave chaotically. Its strength increases with the atom density and leads to the suppression of distant collective correlations and superradiation. Near correlations between the atoms are established, causing a confinement effect: a shielding of radiation in the active medium.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(140.6630) Lasers and laser optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence
(270.6630) Quantum optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2008
Published: February 29, 2008

Vladimir Berezovsky, Leonid Men'shikov, Sven Öberg, and Chris Latham, "Effect of dipole-dipole interactions between atoms in an active medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 458-462 (2008)

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