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PHOTON STATISTICS AND FIELD-INTENSITY CORRELATION OF A CAVITY QED SYSTEM WITH EXTERNAL POTENTIALS

by Leach, Joseph R.

Abstract (Summary)
In this work, we will look at the dynamics of a two-level atom in a damped, driven optical cavity in which atomic center-of-mass motion (CMM) is quantized. Of particular interest is the addition of an external potential (not related to the cavity field) in the cavity that effects the atom. Specifically, we are introducing to the system Hamiltonian a harmonic potential that effectively represents the presence of an optical lattice within the cavity. Thus, we are interested in the interplay of cold atoms and cavity QED. The form of our investigation of the system’s dynamics will be in the study of the photon statistics and field-intensity correlation of the transmitted and uoresced fields.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:physics quantum optics cavity qed photon correlation

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Date of Publication:01/01/2003

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