Berman, P.R. and Raymond Ooi, C.H.
(2016)
*Atom and quantum oscillator coupled by the vacuum field: Radiation pattern, emission spectrum, and decay dynamics.*
Physical Review A (PRA), 93.
013804.
ISSN 2469-9926

## Abstract

We study the dynamics of a system consisting of a two-level atom and a quantum oscillator coupled by the vacuum radiation field. The oscillator and the atom are assumed to have the same resonance frequency. In contrast to the two-atom or two-oscillator case, the atom-oscillator system leads to an unclosed hierarchy of equations for the operators that determine the radiation pattern emitted by the atom-oscillator system. Instead of using the operator equations, we formulate the problem in terms of density-matrix equations which can be solved once the initial conditions are specified. As an example, we looked at the radiation pattern, the decay dynamics, and the spectrum for an initial condition in which the oscillator is in its n=1 state and the atom is in its excited state. Dressed states (dressed by the static interaction between the atom and oscillator) prove to be especially useful for interpreting the results and comparing them with the two-atom and two-oscillator systems. All calculations are carried out using the resonance or rotating-wave approximation. The relationship of our work to damped Jaynes-Cummings models is noted.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | Damage detection; Dynamics; Emission spectroscopy; Excited states; Jaynes-Cummings model; Mathematical operators; Matrix algebra; Quantum optics |

Subjects: | Q Science > Q Science (General) Q Science > QC Physics |

Divisions: | Faculty of Science > Dept of Physics |

Depositing User: | Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim |

Date Deposited: | 04 Apr 2018 01:30 |

Last Modified: | 04 Apr 2018 01:30 |

URI: | http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18579 |

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