Dissipative nonlinear quantum dynamics in atomic optics

Dyrting S. and Milburn G.J. (1995) Dissipative nonlinear quantum dynamics in atomic optics. Physical Review A, 51 4: 3136-3147. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.51.3136

Author Dyrting S.
Milburn G.J.
Title Dissipative nonlinear quantum dynamics in atomic optics
Journal name Physical Review A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-2947
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevA.51.3136
Open Access Status
Volume 51
Issue 4
Start page 3136
End page 3147
Total pages 12
Language eng
Subject 3100 Physics and Astronomy
3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Abstract It is proposed that the atomic optical system of an ytterbium atom in a time-dependent optical standing wave be used to experimentally observe quantum nonlinear motion and, in particular, predict the quantum behavior of a system whose classical analog ranges from completely integrable, to near integrable, and finally to globally chaotic motion. We extend previous treatments to include spontaneous emission. From the study of theoretical models of dissipative quantum nonlinear motion, it is known that even small amounts of dissipation can significantly alter the quantum dynamics through the destruction of coherences. In this paper we present some theoretical and numerical results of the effect of spontaneous emission on nonlinear nonintegrable dynamics in atomic optics. When spontaneous emission is included, we show that the nature of the light-atom interaction introduces interesting features not usually investigated in models of dissipative quantum nonlinear dynamics. These include a potential that depends on the atom's internal state, a band structure, and a time-dependent dissipative process.
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