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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Sep. 15, 1997
  • pp: 134–140

Localized decay of excited atoms in cavities

Y. Japha, G. Kurizki, and V. M. Akulin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 134-140 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.1.000134


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Abstract

Spontaneous decay of excited cold atoms into cavity can drastically affect their translational dynamics, namely, atomic reflection, transmission or localization in the cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Local field effects

History
Original Manuscript: August 21, 1997
Published: September 15, 1997

Citation
Yonathan Japha, Gershon Kurizki, and V. Akulin, "Localized decay of excited atoms in cavities," Opt. Express 1, 134-140 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-1-6-134


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