Cavity-induced damping and level shifts in a wide aperture spherical resonator
Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, 91403 Orsay Cedex, France
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Revised: 4 January 2005
Published online: 9 February 2005
We calculate explicitly the space dependence of the radiative relaxation rates and associated level shifts for a dipole placed in the vicinity of the center of a spherical cavity with a large numerical aperture and a relatively low finesse. In particular, we give simple and useful analytic formulas for these quantities, that can be used with arbitrary mirrors transmissions. The vacuum field in the vicinity of the center of the cavity is actually equivalent to the one obtained in a microcavity, and this scheme allows one to predict significant cavity QED effects.
PACS: 32.80.Lg – Mechanical effects of light on atoms, molecules, and ions / 32.80.Pj – Optical cooling of atoms; trapping / 42.50.Pq – Cavity quantum electrodynamics; micromasers / 42.50.Lc – Quantum fluctuations, quantum noise, and quantum jumps
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2005