The virtual-photon effects in spontaneous emission from an atom embedded in a photonic band gap structure

Zhengdong Liu, Yu Lin, Shi Yao ZHU, Ke Shang, Liang Zeng*

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Abstract

In a three-level atom embedded in a photonic band gap structure, the spontaneous emission is studied both with and without rotating-wave approximation. The virtual-photon-localized field is found, which causes a greater population of the atom trapped in its upper states. (C) 1999 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume264
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 1999

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Photonic band gap structure
  • Spontaneous emission
  • Virtual-photon processes
  • Virtual-photon-localized field

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