Finite detection window in photon coincidence spectroscopy

B. C. Sanders*, L. Horvath, B. F. Wielinga

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A method of photon coincidence spectroscopy (PCS) is developed to overcome the difficulties associated with Jaynes-Cummings model (JCM) and to provide an experimental signature of the nonlinear regimen of the JCM spectrum. The atom is excited directly by a bichromatic laser field, and two-photon coincidence detection is performed on the cavity output field. The complication that arises is considered because the two-photon de-excitation is not instantaneous: the temporal separation between the two photons in the pair is random and of the order of the cavity lifetime. The optimal window time T is also determined for photon pairs to maximize the number of genuine pairs while minimizing the number of false pairs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest - European Quantum Electronics Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)1557525412
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 3 May 19988 May 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA


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