## Quantum trajectory theory of superradiant emission from randomly distributed atomic samples

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.

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**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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