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Configurational disorder and the local field effects in nonlinear optical systems

B.E. Vugmeister, A. Bulatov, and H. Rabitz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 169-174 (1997)
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Abstract

We argue that in nonlinear optical systems with atoms randomly distributed in crystals or amorphous hosts one should go beyond the Clausius-Mossoti limit in order to take into account the effect of local field fluctuations induced by configurational disorder in atom position. This effect is analyzed by means of a random local mean field approach with neglect of correlations between dipole moments of different atoms. The formalism is applied to 3-level Λ type systems with quantum coherence possessing an absorptionless index of refraction and lasing without inversion. We show that the effect of configurational fluctuations results in the suppression of the atom susceptibility compared with the predictions based on the Clausius-Mossoti equation.

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1. Introduction

It is well known that in a system of interacting atoms the local field acting on each atom is different from the macroscopic electric field described by Maxwell’s equation[1

1. J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1975).

, 2

2. C. Kittel, Solid State Theory (Dover Publ., New York, 1986).

]. In its simplest form (valid for harmonic linear systems) the local field caused by the near dipole-dipole interactions between atoms is given by the Lorentz formula[3

3. H.A. Lorentz, The Theory of Electrons (Teubner, Leipzig, 1909)

]

EL(t)=E(t)+4π3P(t)
(1)

with E(t) being the time dependent macroscopic electric field and P the macroscopic polarization of the system which is determined self consistently from the equation

P(ω)=nα(ω)EL(ω).
(2)

Here n is the atom concentration and α is a single atom nonlinear polarizability. Eqs.(1) and (2) result in the Clausius-Mossoti (CM) equation for the macroscopic susceptibility χDD.

χDD=4πnα14π3χe113χe.
(3)

χe ≡ 4πnα is the susceptibility of non-interacting atoms. It has been shown [1

1. J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1975).

, 2

2. C. Kittel, Solid State Theory (Dover Publ., New York, 1986).

, 4

4. R. Friedberg, S.R. Hartmann, and J.T. Manassah, “Frequency Shift in Emission and Absorption by Resonant systems of Two-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rep. 7, 101 (1973). [CrossRef]

, 5

5. C.M. Bowden and J.P. Dowling, “Near Dipole-Dipole Effects in Dense Media: Generalized Maxwell-Bloch Equations”, Phys. Rev. A 47, 1247 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] that local field corrections in the form of Eq.(1), and hence Eq.(2), are valid for a static as well as a time dependent field E(t). In particular, in gases Eq.(1) corresponds to the account of hard core interactions [4

4. R. Friedberg, S.R. Hartmann, and J.T. Manassah, “Frequency Shift in Emission and Absorption by Resonant systems of Two-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rep. 7, 101 (1973). [CrossRef]

, 6

6. J.T. Manassah, “Statistical Quantum Electrodynamics of Resonant Atoms”, Phys. Rep. 101, 359 (1983). [CrossRef]

] which is equivalent of excluding the polarization induced electric field inside the Lorentz sphere[1

1. J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1975).

, 5

5. C.M. Bowden and J.P. Dowling, “Near Dipole-Dipole Effects in Dense Media: Generalized Maxwell-Bloch Equations”, Phys. Rev. A 47, 1247 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. The variables P(ω), E(ω), and EL (ω) in Eq. (2) are the Fourier components of their time dependent analogs.

We will be interested here in nonlinear optical systems with their size less than the resonant wavelength, where the CM relation has been employed recently to treat a number of phenomena such as intrinsic optical bistability [7

7. Y. Ben-Aryeh, C.M. Bowden, and J.C. Englund, “Intrinsic Optical Bistability in Collection of Spatially Distributed Two-Level Atoms”, Phys.Rev. A 34, 3917 (1986). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

], linear and nonlinear spectral shifts[8

8. R. Friedberg, S. R. Hartman, and J.T. Manassah, “Effect of Local Field Correction on a Strongly Pumped Resonance”, Phys. Rev. A 40, 2446 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

, 9

9. J.J. Maki, M.S. Malcuit, J.E. Sipe, and R.W. Boyd, “Linear and Nonlinear Optical Measurements of the Lorentz Local Field”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 972 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

], lasing without inversion and an absorptionless index of refraction[10

10. J.P. Dowling and C.M. Bowden, “Near Dipole-Dipole Effects in Lasing without Inversion: An Enhancement of Gain and Absorptionless Index of Refraction”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1421 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

, 11

11. A. Manka, J. P. Dowling, and C.M. Bowden, “Piezophotonic Switching Due to Local Field Effects in a Coherently Prepared Medium of Three-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 , 1789 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

], electromagnetically induced transparency [12

12. R.R. Mosley, B.D. Sinclair, and M.H. Dunn, “Local Field Effect in the Three-level Atom”, Opt. Commun. 108, 247 (1994). [CrossRef]

], laser instabilities and chaos in inhomo-geneously broadened media[13

13. C.M. Bowden, S. Singh, and G. Agrawal, “Laser instabilities and chaos in inhomogeneously broadened dense media”, J. Mod. Opt. 42, 101 (1995). [CrossRef]

], etc. In particular we will concentrate below on widely discussed[11

11. A. Manka, J. P. Dowling, and C.M. Bowden, “Piezophotonic Switching Due to Local Field Effects in a Coherently Prepared Medium of Three-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 , 1789 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

, 12

12. R.R. Mosley, B.D. Sinclair, and M.H. Dunn, “Local Field Effect in the Three-level Atom”, Opt. Commun. 108, 247 (1994). [CrossRef]

, 14

14. O. Kocharovskaya, “Amplification and Lasing without Inversion”, Phys. Rep. 219, 175 (1992). [CrossRef]

, 15

15. M.O. Scully, “From Lasers and Masers to Phaseonium and Phasers”, Phys. Rep. 219, 191 (1992). [CrossRef]

, 16

16. M. Fleischhauer, C.H. Keitel, M.O. Scully, C. Su, and S.-Y. Zhu, “Resonantly Enhanced Refractive Index without Absorption via Atomic Coherence”, Phys. Rev. A 46, 1468 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] nonequilibrium three level Λ systems possessing quantum coherence between the lower two levels. It has been suggested[10

10. J.P. Dowling and C.M. Bowden, “Near Dipole-Dipole Effects in Lasing without Inversion: An Enhancement of Gain and Absorptionless Index of Refraction”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1421 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

, 11

11. A. Manka, J. P. Dowling, and C.M. Bowden, “Piezophotonic Switching Due to Local Field Effects in a Coherently Prepared Medium of Three-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 , 1789 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] to use the atom concentration as a control parameter and shown through the employment of the CM relation that an enhancement of two orders of magnitude would be achieved in the refractive index compared with the noninteracting atom limit.

Figure 1: Real (1) and imaginary (2) part of the susceptibility χe of non-interacting atoms9

In this paper we go beyond the CM limit by considering a situation where the optically active atoms are frozen in random positions in a crystal or amorphous host. We will show that in such a situation the effect of configurational fluctuations associated with near dipole-dipole interactions leads to the suppression of the refractive index compared to the predictions based on CM equation.

2. Local mean field equations

In order to clarify the approach below note that the polarization P in Eq.(2) can be written as

P=1V0iN<μ̂i¯>nmi¯
(4)

where n = N/V 0 μ^i is a single atom dipole moment operator; the angular brackets denote the quantum statistical average at given random atom positions and the overbar denotes the configurational average over the atom positions. In fact, mi is the classical dipole moment associated with the i-th atom located at point ri. It is induced by the interaction of the i-th atom with the other atoms and with the applied electric field.

Eqs.(1) and (2) are self-consistent mean field equations for the average polarization P. They describe the dielectric susceptibility of interacting atoms in terms of the single atom polarizability α. However, in disordered systems there are limitations on the applicability of mean field theory due to configurational fluctuations in atom positions resulting in fluctuations of the local field ELi and the local polarization mi. This is especially important in systems with the sign-changeable dipole-dipole interaction. In order to estimate qualitatively the effect of configurational fluctuations we will apply the local mean field formalism developed in the theory of spin glasses[17

17. K. Binder and A.P. Young, “Spin Glasses”, Rev. Mod. Phys. 58,801 (1986). [CrossRef]

] and disordered ferromagnets and ferroelectrics[18

18. M.W. Klein, C. Held, and E. Zuroff, “Dipole Interactions Among Polar Defects: a Self-Consistent Theory with Application to OH- Impurities in KCL”, Phys. Rev. B 13, 3576 (1976). [CrossRef]

, 20

20. B.E. Vugmeister and M.D. Glinchuk, “Dipole Glass and Ferroelectricity in Random Site electric Dipole Systems” Rev. Mod. Phys. 62, 993 (1990). [CrossRef]

, 21

21. B.E. Vugmeister and H. Rabitz, “Effect of Local Field Fluctuations on Orientational in Random Site Dipole Systems”, J. Stat. Phys. 88, 477 (1997). [CrossRef]

].

The local mean field formalism is based on the physically transparent assumption that the local average value of the dipole moment of each atom is given by

mi=αEiL,
(5)
Figure 2: Real (1) and imaginary (2) part of the susceptibility χDD obtained from Eqs.(11)–(14)

where EiL is the local mean field experienced by the i-th atom due to dipole-dipole interactions with its neighbors in the presence of the external electric field. In the retar-dationless approximation (i.e., the distance between the atoms is less than the resonance wavelength) EiL can be written as

EiL=jJijmj+Eex.
(6)

Eqs.(5) and (6) are self-consistent equations for the local polarization. The employed local mean field approximation is equivalent to the Hartree or local density approximations which neglect the effect of quantum correlations. The latter effect, which also modifies Eq.(1), has been discussed for two level atoms interacting with electromagnetic field in Ref.[4

4. R. Friedberg, S.R. Hartmann, and J.T. Manassah, “Frequency Shift in Emission and Absorption by Resonant systems of Two-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rep. 7, 101 (1973). [CrossRef]

, 6

6. J.T. Manassah, “Statistical Quantum Electrodynamics of Resonant Atoms”, Phys. Rep. 101, 359 (1983). [CrossRef]

]. Note that for a given form of interaction Jij, Eqs.(5) and (6) can be solved with the use of computer simulation techniques. The analytical solution below invokes an additional approximation of the distribution function of the local fields.

For the dipole-dipole interaction

JijJ(rij)=3(nij)x21rij3.
(7)

The effect of retardation on the form of the dipolar field has been discussed, e.g., in papers[22

22. P.W. Miloni and P.L. Knight, ”Retardation in the Resonant Interaction of Two Identical Atoms”, Phys. Rev. A 10, 1076 (1974). [CrossRef]

, 6

6. J.T. Manassah, “Statistical Quantum Electrodynamics of Resonant Atoms”, Phys. Rep. 101, 359 (1983). [CrossRef]

, 23

23. Y. Ben-Aryeh and S. Ruschin, “Cooperative Decay of a Linear Chain of Molecules Including Explicit Spatial Dependence”, Physica A 88, 362 (1977). [CrossRef]

, 7

7. Y. Ben-Aryeh, C.M. Bowden, and J.C. Englund, “Intrinsic Optical Bistability in Collection of Spatially Distributed Two-Level Atoms”, Phys.Rev. A 34, 3917 (1986). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. In Eqs.(6),(7) we assumed for simplicity that all dipole moments mi are oriented along the axis x and n ij = r ij/rij where r ij = r i - r j is the radius-vector separating atoms i and j; EiL in Eq.(6) is the x-component of the local electric field.

The mean field approximation(1) corresponds to the replacement of EiL in Eq.(6) by

EiLMF=Eex+jJijmj¯=Eex+PdrJ(r).
(8)

Indeed, the volume integral in Eq.(8) can be replaced by two surface integrals over the outer surface of the sample giving rise to depolarizing field Edep, and the inner spherical Lorentz surface giving rise to the Lorentz local field 4π3P. In Eq.(1) E = Eex + Edep.

Figure 3: Real (1) and imaginary (2) part of the susceptibility χDD given by the Clausius-Mossoti equation5

It is convenient to rewrite Eq.(6) in the form

EiL=E+4π3P+ei,
(9)
ei=jJ˜ijmj;J˜ij=Jij1V0drJ(r).
(10)

Eqs.(9) and (10) imply that ∑i mi/V 0 is a self-averaging variable equal to macroscopic polarization P. The polarization P defined by Eq.(2),(5) can be written in terms of the distribution function f(e) = ̅δ(e - ei) of the local field e; δ(z) is the Dirac delta-function. For small values of E i.e., for linear response with respect to the macroscopic field (but not the local field) one can neglect the dependence of polarizability α on E and P and we obtain

χDD=κe113κe,
(11)
κe=deχe(e)f(e).
(12)

Eq.(11) transforms to the CM equation in the limit f(e) → δ(e). Also κe = χe in linear systems where the susceptibility does not depend on the applied field. However, as we will show below, taking account of the finite width of f(e) caused by the configurational fluctuations in atom positions is important for properly estimating the effect of the dipole-dipole interaction on the macroscopic susceptibility χDD in nonlinear systems.

3. Macroscopic susceptibility in systems with coherence

We consider 3-level Λ systems with quantum coherence between the lower two levels which was a subject of recent study[11

11. A. Manka, J. P. Dowling, and C.M. Bowden, “Piezophotonic Switching Due to Local Field Effects in a Coherently Prepared Medium of Three-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 , 1789 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. The susceptibility χe of non-interacting atoms has been shown[16

16. M. Fleischhauer, C.H. Keitel, M.O. Scully, C. Su, and S.-Y. Zhu, “Resonantly Enhanced Refractive Index without Absorption via Atomic Coherence”, Phys. Rev. A 46, 1468 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] to be proportional to dimensionless parameter C = 2πμ 2 n/ħγ which characterizes the strength of the dipole-dipole interaction. γ is the characteristic rate of dissipative processes. The frequency dependence of χ′e and χ′′e is presented in Fig. 1 for C=4.6 and the values of other parameter used in Ref. [11

11. A. Manka, J. P. Dowling, and C.M. Bowden, “Piezophotonic Switching Due to Local Field Effects in a Coherently Prepared Medium of Three-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 , 1789 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. One can see that at the dimensionless detuning frequency Δ = (ω - ω 0)/γ ≈ -0.59, where ω is the frequency the incident light and ω 0 is the resonance frequency, the susceptibility χ′e reaches its maximum value ≈ 3 and χ′′e ≈ 0. In this situation the CM equation predicts a significant enhancement[11

11. A. Manka, J. P. Dowling, and C.M. Bowden, “Piezophotonic Switching Due to Local Field Effects in a Coherently Prepared Medium of Three-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 , 1789 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] of χDD compared with χe.

In order to take into account the effect of configurational fluctuations of the local field we calculated the function f(e) in the assumption that m′′i ≈ 0. This assumption is true in the vicinity of Δ ≈ -0.59 where χ′e peaks and χ′′e ≈ 0. The calculation of f(e) has been performed in the self-consistent manner[18

18. M.W. Klein, C. Held, and E. Zuroff, “Dipole Interactions Among Polar Defects: a Self-Consistent Theory with Application to OH- Impurities in KCL”, Phys. Rev. B 13, 3576 (1976). [CrossRef]

] based on the modification of statistical theory of local field distributions developed for the analysis of line shapes in inhomogeneously broadened spectra[19

19. H. Margenau, “Pressure Broadenning of Spectral Lines”, Phys. Rev. 43, 129 (1933). [CrossRef]

].

We obtain

f(e)=1πδδ2+e2;δ=5.1μnM.
(13)

The parameter M satisfies the equation

M=1μdeχ'e(e)ef(e,M)
(14)

The nontrivial solution of Eq.(14) determines the value of M which is the order parameter of the nonequilibrium spin glass state characterizing the noncoherent oscillations of the atom dipole moments [24

24. B.E. Vugmeister and H. Rabitz, “Nonequilibrium Spin Glass State in Nonlinear Optical Systems with Coherence”, Phys. Lett. 232,129 (1997). [CrossRef]

].

The values obtained for the susceptibility χDD calculated with the use of Eqs.(11),(13),(14) and the explicit form of single atom polarizability α[16

16. M. Fleischhauer, C.H. Keitel, M.O. Scully, C. Su, and S.-Y. Zhu, “Resonantly Enhanced Refractive Index without Absorption via Atomic Coherence”, Phys. Rev. A 46, 1468 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] are presented in Fig. 2. In Fig. 3 we show, for comparison, the values of χDD given by the CM equation. One can see that effect of configurational disorder results in significant suppression of the susceptibility compared with the predictions based on the CM equation. Note, however, that for the more exact estimation of χDD at frequencies of external field ωω 0 one need to calculate the single atom polarizability α(ω) being a subject of strong oscillating local field at frequency ω 0. The results of such calculations will be reported elsewhere.

4. Conclusion

We have shown that the effect of configurational fluctuations of the local field in disordered nonlinear optical systems leads to the suppression of the system susceptibility compared with the predictions based on the mean field theory. Explicit results were obtained for the susceptibility of the three level Λ system with quantum coherence between the two lower levels, which are randomly distributed in crystals and amorphous hosts and show the spin glass phenomena. We expect that the similar suppression of the susceptibility would take place in gases. However, in the latter case the correlation effects between the translational and electronic degrees of freedom might prevent the realization of the optical spin glass state.

5. Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to C.M Bowden and J.T. Manassah for the valuable discussions of the results of the paper. We acknowledge support of this work by the Army Research Office.

References

1.

J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1975).

2.

C. Kittel, Solid State Theory (Dover Publ., New York, 1986).

3.

H.A. Lorentz, The Theory of Electrons (Teubner, Leipzig, 1909)

4.

R. Friedberg, S.R. Hartmann, and J.T. Manassah, “Frequency Shift in Emission and Absorption by Resonant systems of Two-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rep. 7, 101 (1973). [CrossRef]

5.

C.M. Bowden and J.P. Dowling, “Near Dipole-Dipole Effects in Dense Media: Generalized Maxwell-Bloch Equations”, Phys. Rev. A 47, 1247 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

6.

J.T. Manassah, “Statistical Quantum Electrodynamics of Resonant Atoms”, Phys. Rep. 101, 359 (1983). [CrossRef]

7.

Y. Ben-Aryeh, C.M. Bowden, and J.C. Englund, “Intrinsic Optical Bistability in Collection of Spatially Distributed Two-Level Atoms”, Phys.Rev. A 34, 3917 (1986). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

8.

R. Friedberg, S. R. Hartman, and J.T. Manassah, “Effect of Local Field Correction on a Strongly Pumped Resonance”, Phys. Rev. A 40, 2446 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

9.

J.J. Maki, M.S. Malcuit, J.E. Sipe, and R.W. Boyd, “Linear and Nonlinear Optical Measurements of the Lorentz Local Field”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 972 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

10.

J.P. Dowling and C.M. Bowden, “Near Dipole-Dipole Effects in Lasing without Inversion: An Enhancement of Gain and Absorptionless Index of Refraction”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1421 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

11.

A. Manka, J. P. Dowling, and C.M. Bowden, “Piezophotonic Switching Due to Local Field Effects in a Coherently Prepared Medium of Three-Level Atoms”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 , 1789 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

12.

R.R. Mosley, B.D. Sinclair, and M.H. Dunn, “Local Field Effect in the Three-level Atom”, Opt. Commun. 108, 247 (1994). [CrossRef]

13.

C.M. Bowden, S. Singh, and G. Agrawal, “Laser instabilities and chaos in inhomogeneously broadened dense media”, J. Mod. Opt. 42, 101 (1995). [CrossRef]

14.

O. Kocharovskaya, “Amplification and Lasing without Inversion”, Phys. Rep. 219, 175 (1992). [CrossRef]

15.

M.O. Scully, “From Lasers and Masers to Phaseonium and Phasers”, Phys. Rep. 219, 191 (1992). [CrossRef]

16.

M. Fleischhauer, C.H. Keitel, M.O. Scully, C. Su, and S.-Y. Zhu, “Resonantly Enhanced Refractive Index without Absorption via Atomic Coherence”, Phys. Rev. A 46, 1468 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

17.

K. Binder and A.P. Young, “Spin Glasses”, Rev. Mod. Phys. 58,801 (1986). [CrossRef]

18.

M.W. Klein, C. Held, and E. Zuroff, “Dipole Interactions Among Polar Defects: a Self-Consistent Theory with Application to OH- Impurities in KCL”, Phys. Rev. B 13, 3576 (1976). [CrossRef]

19.

H. Margenau, “Pressure Broadenning of Spectral Lines”, Phys. Rev. 43, 129 (1933). [CrossRef]

20.

B.E. Vugmeister and M.D. Glinchuk, “Dipole Glass and Ferroelectricity in Random Site electric Dipole Systems” Rev. Mod. Phys. 62, 993 (1990). [CrossRef]

21.

B.E. Vugmeister and H. Rabitz, “Effect of Local Field Fluctuations on Orientational in Random Site Dipole Systems”, J. Stat. Phys. 88, 477 (1997). [CrossRef]

22.

P.W. Miloni and P.L. Knight, ”Retardation in the Resonant Interaction of Two Identical Atoms”, Phys. Rev. A 10, 1076 (1974). [CrossRef]

23.

Y. Ben-Aryeh and S. Ruschin, “Cooperative Decay of a Linear Chain of Molecules Including Explicit Spatial Dependence”, Physica A 88, 362 (1977). [CrossRef]

24.

B.E. Vugmeister and H. Rabitz, “Nonequilibrium Spin Glass State in Nonlinear Optical Systems with Coherence”, Phys. Lett. 232,129 (1997). [CrossRef]

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Local field effects

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

Citation
B. Vugmeister, Alexei Bulatov, and Herschel Rabitz, "Configurational disorder and the local field effects in nonlinear optical systems," Opt. Express 1, 169-174 (1997)
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References

  1. J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1975).
  2. C. Kittel, Solid State Theory ( Dover Publ., New York, 1986).
  3. H.A. Lorentz, The Theory of Electrons (Teubner, Leipzig, 1909)
  4. R. Friedberg, S.R. Hartmann and J.T. Manassah, "Frequency Shift in Emission and Absorption by Resonant systems of Two-Level Atoms", Phys. Rep. 7, 101 (1973). [CrossRef]
  5. C.M. Bowden and J.P. Dowling, "Near Dipole-Dipole Effects in Dense Media: Generalized Maxwell-Bloch Equations", Phys. Rev. A 47, 1247 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J.T. Manassah, "Statistical Quantum Electrodynamics of Resonant Atoms", Phys. Rep. 101, 359 (1983). [CrossRef]
  7. Y. Ben-Aryeh, C.M. Bowden and J.C. Englund, "Intrinsic Optical Bistability in Collection of Spatially Distributed Two-Level Atoms", Phys.Rev. A 34, 3917 (1986). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. R. Friedberg and S. R. Hartman, and J.T. Manassah, "Eect of Local Field Correction on a Strongly Pumped Resonance", Phys. Rev. A 40, 2446 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. J.J. Maki, M.S. Malcuit, J.E. Sipe, and R.W. Boyd, "Linear and Nonlinear Optical Measurements of the Lorentz Local Field", Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 972 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. J.P.Dowling and C.M. Bowden, "Near Dipole-Dipole Eects in Lasing without Inversion: An Enhancement of Gain and Absorptionless Index of Refraction", Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1421 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. A. Manka, J. P. Dowling,and C.M. Bowden, "Piezophotonic Switching Due to Local Field Eects in a Coherently Prepared Medium of Three-Level Atoms", Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 , 1789 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. [CrossRef]
  13. C.M. Bowden, S. Sinch, and G. Agraval, "Laser instabilities and chaos in inhomogeneously broadened dense media", J. Mod. Opt. 42, 101 (1995). [CrossRef]
  14. O. Kocharovskaya, "Amplication and Lasing without Inversion", Phys. Rep. 219, 175 (1992). [CrossRef]
  15. M.O. Scully, "From Lasers and Masers to Phaseonium and Phasers", Phys. Rep. 219, 191 (1992). [CrossRef]
  16. M. Fleischhauer, C.H. Keitel, M.O. Scully, C. Su, and S.-Y. Zhu, "Resonantly Enhanced Refractive Index without Absorption via Atomic Coherence", Phys. Rev. A 46, 1468 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. K. Binder and A.P. Young, "Spin Glasses", Rev. Mod. Phys. 58,801 (1986). [CrossRef]
  18. M.W. Klein, C. Held, and E. Zuro, "Dipole Interactions Among Polar Defects: a Self-Consistent Theory with Application to OH Impurities in KCL", Phys. Rev. B 13, 3576 (1976). [CrossRef]
  19. H. Margenau, "Pressure Broadenning of Spectral Lines", Phys. Rev. 43, 129 (1933). [CrossRef]
  20. B.E. Vugmeister and M.D. Glinchuk, "Dipole Glass and Ferroelectricity in Random Site electric Dipole Systems" Rev. Mod. Phys. 62, 993 (1990). [CrossRef]
  21. B.E.Vugmeister and H. Rabitz, "Eect of Local Field Fluctuations on Orientational in Random Site Dipole Systems", J. Stat. Phys. 88, 477 (1997). [CrossRef]
  22. P.W. Miloni and P.L. Knight, "Retardation in the Resonant Interaction of Two Identical Atoms", Phys. Rev. A 10, 1076 (1974). [CrossRef]
  23. Y. Ben-Aryeh and S. Ruschin, "Cooperative Decay of a Linear Chain of Molecules Including Explicit Spatial Dependence", Physica A 88, 362 (1977). [CrossRef]
  24. B.E. Vugmeister and H. Rabitz, "NonequilibriumSpin Glass State in Nonlinear Optical Systems with Coherence", Phys. Lett. 232,129 (1997). [CrossRef]
  25. R.R. Mosley, B.D. Sinclair, and M.H. Dunn, "Local Field Eect in the Three-level Atom", Opt. Commun. 108, 247 (1994).

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