Quantum-jump approach to dipole dephasing: Application to inversionless amplification
Departament de Física, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra,
Revised: 23 October 1998
Accepted: 5 November 1998
Published online: 15 March 1999
We present a model for simulating atomic dipole dephasing within the Monte-Carlo wave function formalism which leads to the same results as the standard density-matrix formalism. In this model dipole dephasing processes are accounted by quantum-jumps into one of the atomic energy eigenstates. This fact allows us to obtain analytical expressions for the effects of elastic collisions on the various physical processes responsible for amplification without population inversion in a cascade three-level atomic configuration.
PACS: 42.50.-p – Quantum optics / 32.80.-t – Photon interactions with atoms / 02.70.Lq – Monte-Carlo and statistical methods
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 1999