Stochastic initiation of superradiance in a cavity: Decoherence through pseudospin exchange

Hyunchul Nha, H. J. Carmichael

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A study was conducted on a two-channel model of superradiance which accounts for the decoherence effects of spontaneous emission. The validity of an approximation used, which performed quantum trajectory simulations for the model in the regime where the collective and spontaneous emission channels compete was assessed. It was found that while their approximation retains the decoherence effect of spontaneous emission quantum jumps, it overlooks a second decoherence mechanism operating during the between-jump evolution.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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