Two-time intensity correlation in a driven three-level system

H. Huang, Shi Yao ZHU, M. S. Zubairy, M. O. Scully

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Abstract

We examine the various two-time fluorescence intensity correlations emitted by a driven three-level atom in a cascade configuration. For a strongly driven atom, the two intensity autocorrelation functions, one from the upper transition, the other from the lower transition, exhibit different behaviors. In addition to the an oscillation similar to the two-level intensity correlation we find an additional oscillation for the upper transition only. This is shown to be due to the spontaneous decay between the lower transition levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1834-1838
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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