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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 564–570

Quantum trajectory theory of superradiant emission from randomly distributed atomic samples

Ryan Nowak and James P. Clemens  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 564-570 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.000564


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Abstract

We consider the directed superradiant emission from a collection of N two-state atoms with arbitrary spatial locations within the framework of quantum trajectory theory and without a single-mode assumption. The formalism is developed around an unravelling of the master equation in terms of source mode quantum jumps. A modified boson approximation is made to treat the many-atom case, where it is found that strong directional superradiance occurs for a few thousand atoms, even with randomized atomic positions.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(270.6630) Quantum optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2008
Published: March 26, 2008

Citation
Ryan Nowak and James P. Clemens, "Quantum trajectory theory of superradiant emission from randomly distributed atomic samples," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 564-570 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-4-564

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