Advertisement

Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics: Rydberg Atoms in Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics

  • G. Rempe
  • H. Walther
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 163)

Abstract

The progress achieved during the last years in using Rydberg atoms to investigate radiation-atom interaction is reviewed. In particular, the influence of blackbody radiation, the modification of the spontaneous emission rate in confined space, and the periodic exchange of photons between Rydberg atoms and a cavity field are discussed. In the latter case, the collapse and the revival in the dynamical behaviour of the atoms are observed. Furthermore, the generation of nonclassical radiation fields in the micromaser is addressed.

Keywords

Spontaneous Emission Electric Field Pulse Photon Number Atomic Beam Blackbody Radiation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. [1]
    Stebbings, R.F., and Dunning, F.B., (ed.), Rydberg States of Atoms and Molecules, (Cambridge University Press).Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    Gallagher, T.F., and Cooke, W.E., 1979, Phys. Rev. Lett., 42, 835.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. [3]
    Haroche, S., Fabre, C, Goy, M., Gross, M. and Raimond, J., 1979, Laser Spectroscopy IV, ed. H. Walther, and K.W. Rothe, (Berlin: Springer)Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    Beiting, E.J., Hildebrandt, G.F., Kellert, F.G., Foltz, G.W., Smith K.A., Dunning, F.B., and Stebbings, R.F., 1979, J.Chem.Phys., 70, 3351CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. [5]
    Koch, P.R., Hieronymus, H., Van Raan, F.J., and Raith, W., 1980, Phys. Lett. A 75, 273.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. [6]
    Rempe, G., 1981, Thesis, University of Munich (unpublished).Google Scholar
  7. [7]
    Figger, H., Leuchs, G., Straubinger, R., and Walther, H., 1980, Optics Commun., 33, 37.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. [8]
    Rempe, G., 1986, Thesis, University of Munich (unpublished).Google Scholar
  9. [9]
    Purcell, E.M., 1946, Phys. Rev., 69, 681.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. [10]
    Drexhage, K.H., 1974, Progress in Optics, Vol. 12, ed. E. Wolf (Amsterdam: North-Holland), p. 165.Google Scholar
  11. [11]
    Milonni, P.W., and Knight, P.L., 1973, Opt. Commun. 9, 119.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. [12]
    Kleppner, D., 1981, Phys. Rev. Lett., 47, 233.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. [13]
    Gabrielse, G., and Dehmelt, H., 1985, Phys. Rev. Lett., 55, 67.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. [14]
    Vaidyanathan, A., Spencer, W., and Kleppner, D., 1981, Phys. Rev. Lett., 47, 1592.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. [15]
    Hulet, R.G., Hilfer, E.S., Kleppner, D., 1985, Phys.Rev.Lett. 55, 2137ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. [16]
    The, W., Anderson, A., Hinds, E.A., Meschede, D., Moi, L., Haroche, S., 1987, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 666ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. [17]a
    Heinzen, D.J., Childs, J.J., Thomas, J.F., Feld, M.S., 1987, Phys. Rev. Lett 58, 1320.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. [17]b
    Heinzen, D.J., Feld, M.S., 1987, Phys.Rev.Lett. 59, 2623ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. [18]
    DeMartini, F., Innocenti, G., Jacobovitz, G.R., Mataloni, P., 1987, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2955ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. [19]
    Goy, P., Raimond, J.D., Gross, M., and Haroche, S., 1983, Phys. Rev. Lett., 50, 1903.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. [20]
    Dobiasch, P., and Walther, H., 1985, Ann. Phys. Fr. 10, 825.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. [21]
    Lütken, CA., and Ravndal, F., 1985, Phys. Rev. A 31, 2082.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. [22]
    Barton, G., 1987, Proc. R. Soc. London, A410, 141 and 175.Google Scholar
  24. [23]
    Meschede, D., Walther, H., and Müller, G., 1985, Phys.Rev.Lett., 54, 551ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. [24]
    Rempe, G., Walther, H., and Klein, N., 1987, Phys.Rev.Lett. 58, 353.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. [25]
    Jaynes, E.T., and Cummings, F.W., 1963, Proc. IEEE, 51, 89.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. [26]
    Cummings, F.W., 1965, Phys. Rev. A, 140, 1051.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. [27]
    Stenholm, S., 1973, Phys. Rep., 6, 1.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. [28]
    Von Foerster, T., 1975, J. Phys. A, 8, 95.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. [29]
    Meystre, P., Geneux, E., Quattropani, A., and Faist, A., 1975, Nuovo Cim. B25, 521.Google Scholar
  31. [30]
    Eberly, J.H., Narozhny, N.B., and Sanchez-Mondragon, J.J., 1980, Phys. Rev. Lett., 44, 1323.MathSciNetADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. [31]
    Knight, P.L., and Milonni, P.W., 1980, Phys. Rep., 66, 21.MathSciNetADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. [32]
    Yoo, H.-I., and Eberly, J.H., 1985, Phys. Rep. 118, 239.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. [33]
    Knight, P.L., and Radmore, P.M., 1982, Phys. Lett. 90A, 342.ADSGoogle Scholar
  35. [34]
    Knight, P.L., 1986, Physica Scripta, T12, 51.MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. [35]
    Filipowicz, P., Javanainen, J., and Meystre, P., 1986, Phys. Rev. A 34, 3077.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. [36]
    Lugiato, L.A., Scully, M.O., and Walther, H., 1987, Phys.Rev. A 36, 740ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. [37]
    Filipowicz, P., Javanainen, J., and Meystre, P., 1986, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 906ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. [38]
    Krause, J., Scully, M.O., and Walther, H., 1987, Phys.Rev.A 36, 4547ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. [39]
    Krause, J., Scully, M.O., Walther, T., and Walther, H., 1989, Phys. Rev. A 39, 1915.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. [40]
    Meystre, P., Rempe, G., and Walther, H., 1988, Opt. Lett., 13, 1078.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  42. [41]
    Farley, J.W., and Wing, W.H., 1981, Phys. Rev. A 23, 2397.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  43. [42]
    Hollberg, L., and Hall, J.L., 1984, Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 230.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. [43]
    Gallagher, T.F., Sandner, W., Safinya, K.A., and Cook, W.E., 1981, Phys. Rev. A 23, 2065.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. [44]
    Weisskopf, V., and Wigner, E., 1930, Z. Phys., 63, 54.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  46. [45]
    Bloembergen, N., and Pound, R.V., 1954, Phys. Rev., 95, 8.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. [46]
    Haroche, S., and Raimond, J.M., 1985, Advances in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Vol. 20, ed. B. Bates and B. Bederson (New York: Academic Press), p. 347.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  48. [47]
    Gallas, J.A.C., Leuchs, G., Walther, H., and Figger, H., 1984, Advances in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Vol. 20, ed. B. Bates and B. Bederson (New York: Academic Press), p. 412.Google Scholar
  49. [48]
    Sargent, M., Scully, M.O., and Lamb Jr., W.E., 1974, Laser Physics, (Reading: Addison Wesley).Google Scholar
  50. [49]
    Meystre, P., and Wright, E.M., 1988, Phys. Rev. A 37, 2524ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  51. [50]
    Rempe, G., Schmidt-Kaler, F., and Walther, H., to be publishedGoogle Scholar
  52. [51]
    Casati, G., Chirikov, B.V., and Shepelyanski, D.L., 1984, Phys. Rev. Lett., 53, 2525.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  53. [52]
    Bayfield, J.E., and Pinnaduwage, L.A., 1985, Phys.Rev.Lett., 54, 313ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  54. [53]
    Blümel, R., Graham, R., Sirko, L., Smilanski, U., Walther, H., and Yamada, K., 1989, Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 341.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  55. [54]
    Scully, M.O., and Walther, H., 1989, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5229.MathSciNetADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  56. [55]
    Brune, M., Raimond, J.M., Goy, P., Davidovich, L., and Haroche, S., 1987, Phys. Rev. Lett., 59, 1899.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Rempe
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Walther
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Sektion PhysikUniversität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany

Personalised recommendations