A Quantum Electrodynamic View of Superradiance as a Competition Between Stimulated and Spontaneous Atomic Decay
Time to peak emission of a system completely excited. QED says the time to reach peak emission is finite, while semiclassical theory says that it is infinite.
Frequency modulation of the emitted field. QED in general does not account for it, while semiclassical theory says it is present, possibly even large, and describes it in detail.
KeywordsSpontaneous Decay Ground State Atom Bloch Vector Semiclassical Theory Bloch State
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