Inhibition of spontaneous emission in Fermi gases
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Innsbruck - A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Accepted: 10 August 1998
Fermi inhibition is a quantum-statistical analogue for the inhibition of spontaneous emission by an excited atom in a cavity. This is achieved when the relevant motional states are already occupied by a cloud of cold atoms in the internal ground state. We exhibit non-trivial effects at finite temperature and in anisotropic traps, and briefly consider a possible experimental realization.
PACS: 05.30.-d – Quantum statistical mechanics / 32.80.Pj – Optical cooling of atoms; trapping
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