Polarization of Dressed Atom-Field States in the Transient and Steady-State Regimes
It is hard to imagine a physical system simpler than a two-level atom driven by a near-resonant coherent-state optical field. Nevertheless this system displays a wealth of interesting phenomena. Intuitive insight into many of these effects is facilitated by thinking in terms of the atom-field dressed states, i. e. the eigenstates of the coupled atom-field system. Insight into other effects, especially those in the transient regime, is provided by the two-level-atom vector model.
KeywordsRabi Oscillation Pump Field Spontaneous Emission Rate Excited Atomic State Atomic Inversion
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