Manipulation of spontaneous emission by 2 π pulses

Marlan O. Scully*, Shi Yao ZHU, M. Suhail Zubairy

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The control of the dynamics of atomic decay process by the application of a series of 2π pulses was discussed. The 2π pulse interruption is a unitary evolution and does not lead to the wavefunction collapse. It was found that the system could exhibit slow and fast atomic decay by suitable tailoring of the density of states of the reservoir.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-408
Number of pages6
JournalChaos, Solitons and Fractals
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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