Coherent Phenomena and Holography

Laser Physics

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 738-744

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The Purcell-Dicke effect in the emission from a coated small sphere of resonant atoms placed inside a matrix cavity

  • Jamal T. ManassahAffiliated withDepartment of Electrical Engineering, City College of New York Email author 

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I investigate a system where both the Purcell effect and Dicke’s superradiance are present. I compute the frequency eigenmode for an ensemble of identical two-level atoms enclosed in a coated nanosphere that is embedded in a matrix. I show that, in a number of configurations, the rate of superradiant emission from the atomic system can be increased many folds from that of a similar cloud of atoms in free space.