Position-dependent antibunching and spectral profiles from two fluorescing atoms in an optical resonator
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik,
Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1, D-85748 Garching, Germany
Accepted: 6 March 1998
We demonstrate that two incoherently pumped atoms coupled to an optical resonator produce light with position-dependent field and intensity correlations. The fluorescence spectrum may comprise one, two or three peaks, while the second-order correlation function exhibits bunched or antibunched photon statistics depending on the position of the measurement. These dynamical quantum effects are connected to cavity-induced anticorrelation of the atomic dipoles (Phys. Rev. Lett., 79 (1997) 2650).
PACS: 42.50.-p – Quantum optics / 42.50.Dv – Nonclassical field states; squeezed, antibunched and sub-Poissonian states; operational definitions of the phase of the field; phase measurements / 42.25.Hz – Interference
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