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Spontaneous Emission in Microcavity Electrodynamics

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Author(s)

A Rahmani, Garnett W. Bryant

Abstract

We present a general, semimicroscopic, self-consistent treatment of spontaneous emission for a two-level atom in a dielectric microcavity with arbitrary shape. Both lossless and absorbing media are considered. Our spherical and cubic cavities. We discuss the Purcell effect, the frequency shift, the local-field effect, and the dipole-dipole coupling experienced by a source placed in a microcavity.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
65
Issue
No. 3

Keywords

cavity electrodynamics, coupled dipole method, local-field effect, nanooptics, Purcell effect, spontaneous

Citation

Rahmani, A. and Bryant, G. (2002), Spontaneous Emission in Microcavity Electrodynamics, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created March 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017