Self-Consistent Mean Field Theories

  • A. Elçi
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There is a variety of mean field theories Which are also self-consistent, according to differing criteria. In the following discussion I will use the phrase “self-consistent mean field” in a narrowly defined sense. To define this sense, let us consider two systems A and B (Fig. 1) which are coupled. Each consists of many constituents that interact among themselves. The combined A+B system is isolated.


Field Approximation Optical Bistability Atomic Ensemble Phase Space Distribution Medium Atom 
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  • A. Elçi
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  1. 1.Institute for Modern Optics Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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