Vacuum Rabi splitting as a feature of linear-dispersion theory: Analysis and experimental observations


Journal Article

The spectral and temporal response of an optical cavity resonantly coupled to an ensemble of barium atoms has been investigated experimentally. The empty-cavity trnasmission resonances are found to split in the presence of the atoms and, under these conditions, the cavitys temporal response is found to be oscillatory. These effects may be viewed as a manifestation of a vacuum-field Rabi splitting, or as a simple consequence of the linear absorption and dispersion of the intracavity atoms. © 1990 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhu, Y; Gauthier, DJ; Morin, SE; Wu, Q; Carmichael, HJ; Mossberg, TW

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 21

Start / End Page

  • 2499 - 2502

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.64.2499

Citation Source

  • Scopus