Effect of atomic beam alignment on photon correlation measurements in cavity QED

L. Horvath*, H. J. Carmichael

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Quantum trajectory simulations of a cavity QED system comprising an atomic beam traversing a standing-wave cavity are carried out. The delayed photon coincident rate for forward scattering is computed and compared with the measurements of Rempe [Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1727 (1991)] and Foster [Phys. Rev. A 61, 053821 (2000)]. It is shown that a moderate atomic beam misalignment can account for the degradation of the predicted correlation. Fits to the experimental data are made in the weak-field limit with a single adjustable parameter-the atomic beam tilt from perpendicular to the cavity axis. Departures of the measurement conditions from the weak-field limit are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043821
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume76
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Effect of atomic beam alignment on photon correlation measurements in cavity QED'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this