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Author Lange, W. ♦ Agarwal, G. S. ♦ Walther, H.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ ATOMS ♦ RYDBERG STATES ♦ -TRANSITIONS ♦ GAMMA DECAY ♦ EMISSION ♦ ABSORPTION
Abstract Enhanced two-photon decay has been observed for the first time in an electric dipole transition between two Rydberg levels coupled to a single mode of a strongly driven microwave cavity. This was achieved by dynamically suppressing the otherwise dominant single-photon decay. The experiment is compared with a dressed-state model which treats the external driving field exactly. Cavity-induced emission and absorption rates are calculated to fourth order in the interaction to include two-photon processes, and are found to fit the experimental data well. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-04-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 76
Issue Number 18


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