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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Sep. 15, 1997
  • pp: 160–168

Modification of local field effects in two level systems due to quantum corrections

S. F. Yelin and M. Fleischhauer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 160-168 (1997)

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Quantum corrections to the Lorentz-Lorenz formula are given for a dense ensemble of atoms interacting with the quantized radiation field. The influence of these corrections on local-field effects in two-level systems is discussed in the non-cooperative limit. For initially inverted atoms we find superluminescence and radiation trapping. Furthermore it is shown that the quantum corrections set strong limitations to intrinsic optical bistability.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

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Focus Issue: Local field effects

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

S. Yelin and Michael Fleischhauer, "Modification of local field effects in two level systems due to quantum corrections," Opt. Express 1, 160-168 (1997)

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