Comparison between Incoherent and Chaotic Sources : Contribution to the Study of the Origin of Bunching Effect
We propose a theoretical model of an atomic source, which we call incoherent source. Such a source consists of a great number of independent two-level atoms, excited to their upper state by broadline excitation. It emits spontaneously an incoherent optical field. We compare this source with chaotic sources and show that those two types of sources cannot be identified. The differences in the properties of the two emitted fields are important enough to be observed experimentally.
KeywordsDensity Matrix Angular Correlation Emission Direction Atomic Source Symbol Element
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.M.L. Goldberger and K.M. Watson, Phys. Rev. 137, B 1396, (1965).Google Scholar
- 2.C. Bénard, C.R.A.S. 268, p. 1504, (1969). C. Benard, in. Benard, in “Quantum Optics” edited by S.M. Kay and A. Maitland (Academic Press, London, New York,1970). C. Benard, Phys. Rev. A-2, p. 2140, (1970).Google Scholar
- 3.R.J. Glauber, in “Quantum Optics” edited by S.M. Kay and A. Maitland (Academic Press, London, New York, 1970 ).Google Scholar