Laser Physics

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 738–744

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

Coherent Phenomena and Holography

DOI: 10.1134/S1054660X12040123

Cite this article as:
Manassah, J.T. Laser Phys. (2012) 22: 738. doi:10.1134/S1054660X12040123


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringCity College of New YorkNYUSA