Transmission spectrum of an optical cavity containing N atoms

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The strong-coupling cavity quantum electrodynamics (CQED) effects were used for counting the number of traped atoms inside a high-finesse optical microcavity. The Tavis-Cummings model was used to predict the transmission spectrum of a cavity containing N identically coupled resonant atoms. It was found that during the spatial dependence the intrinsic limits on atom counting change dramatically. The influence of cavity mode spatial dependence and atomic motion on the transmission spectrum for an arbitrary number of atoms was determined. The results show that atom counting using the transmission spectrum is best carried out within the tight-trap limit.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Leslie, S; Shenvi, N; Brown, KR; Stamper-Kurn, DM; Whaley, KB

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 69 / 4

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1050-2947

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevA.69.043805

Citation Source

  • Scopus