Strongly driven one-atom laser and decoherence monitoring

P. Lougovski, F. Casagrande, A. Lulli, E. Solano

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We propose the implementation of a strongly driven one-atom laser, based on the off-resonant interaction of a three-level atom in Λ configuration with a single cavity mode and three laser fields. We show that the system can be described equivalently by a two-level atom resonantly coupled to the cavity and driven by a strong effective coherent field. The effective dynamics can be solved exactly, including a thermal field bath, allowing an analytical description of field statistics and entanglement properties. We also show the possible generation of quantum superposition (Schrödinger cat) states for the whole atom-field system and for the field alone after atomic measurement. We propose a way to monitor the system decoherence by measuring atomic populations. Finally, we confirm the validity of our model through numerical solutions. © 2007 The American Physical Society.
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PublicaciónPhysical Review A: atomic, molecular, and optical physics
EstadoPublicada - 7 set. 2007
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