Volume 100, Number 2, October 2012
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||26 October 2012|
Collective light emission of a finite-size atomic chain
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Innsbruck - Technikerstrasse 25, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria, EU
Received: 19 July 2012
Accepted: 18 September 2012
The radiative properties of collective electronic states for a finite one-dimensional atomic chain are investigated. The influence of the chain size on the collective damping rates is examined through the dependence on both the chain length and the lattice constant. The symmetric state damping rate is shown to grow up linearly with the length for short chains, in relative to the atomic transition wavelength, and to saturate for long ones. For large lattice constants the saturation is achieved for small number of chain atoms, and vice versa for small ones. The results can be adopted for any chain of active materials, e.g., an array of quantum dots or organic molecules on a linear matrix.
PACS: 42.50.Nn – Quantum optical phenomena in absorbing, amplifying, dispersive and conducting media; cooperative phenomena in quantum optical systems / 37.10.Jk – Atoms in optical lattices / 42.50.-p – Quantum optics
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