Superradiance from a System of 3-Level Particles

  • Y. C. Cho
  • N. A. Kurnit
  • R. Gilmore

Abstract

Superradiance, first discussed in 1954 by Dicke [1], has recently re-emerged as one of the central interests in the field of atomic radiation, due in part to experimental developments in the area of short pulse coherent interactions [2],[3].

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Coherence Mandel 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. C. Cho
    • 1
  • N. A. Kurnit
    • 1
  • R. Gilmore
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern FloridaTampaUSA

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