Comparison of theory and experiment for a one-atom laser in a regime of strong coupling

A. D. Boozer, A. Boca, J. R. Buck, J. McKeever, H. J. Kimble

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Abstract

A simplified four-level model which describes the qualitative features of one-atom laser in a regime of strong coupling was compared. It was found that decreasing the cavity length caused the model system to move from a regime of weak coupling, where the semiclassical laser theory applies, into a regime of strong coupling, where quantum deviations become important. The four-state model predicted many of the observed features of the experimental system, including the qualitative shape of the intracavity photon number versus pumping intensity curve and photon antibunching. A full multilevel model which correctly described optical pumping and Larmor precession effects within the Zeeman substructure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number023814
Pages (from-to)023814-1-0238141-6
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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