Sideband structure spontaneous spectrum without the rotating wave approximation
College of Physical Science and Technology, Huanggang Normal University, 438000 Huanggang, Hubei, P.R. China
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Revised: 13 October 2008
Published online: 12 December 2008
The effects of the non-rotating wave approximation (non-RWA) on the spontaneous emission of a V-type three-level atom are studied, where the excited states are coupled to a common ground state by a weak laser field and the upper-level doublet is driven by a strong microwave field. When the non-RWA is applied to the interaction of the atom with the microwave field, for some values of the parameters involved, the spontaneous emission spectrum is comprised of a central peak and a series of sidebands with a constant spacing of the microwave frequency, and the central peak and/or sidebands can be split into two components. The physical interpretation of the spectral characteristics is given in light of the dressed states.
PACS: 42.50.Lc – Quantum fluctuations, quantum noise, and quantum jumps / 42.50.Ct – Quantum description of interaction of light and matter; related experiments / 32.80.Wr – Other multiphoton processes
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