Vacuum-field dressed-state pumping Article

cited authors

  • Zhu, Y; Lezama, A; Mossberg, TW; Lewenstein, M

fiu authors


  • The steady-state behavior of two-level atoms, driven by a strong field and relaxing into a frequency-dependent vacuum reservoir, has been studied in an experiment involving Ba atoms in a confocal cavity. Enhancement or suppression of the atomic excitation is observed when the cavity is tuned to either of the strong-field fluorescence sidebands. These effects result from a redistribution of the population among the dressed atom-field states induced by the cavity-modified vacuum field. The enhancement effect may be useful in achieving significant steady-state inversion. © 1988 The American Physical Society.

publication date

  • January 1, 1988

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1946

end page

  • 1949


  • 61


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