Quantum-semiclassical transition of optical bistability
(Department of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Time: Tue May 28 14:30:00 2013
Location: Building 1, Room 114, Auditorium
We present exact numerical solutions of the damped-driven Jaynes–Cummings model adapted to describe absorptive optical bistability in the limit of a few atoms strongly coupled to a high-finesse resonator. We show that the simplifying semiclassical result for many physical quantities of interest is well reproduced by the quantum model including even with only a few atoms in the strongly coupled system. Nontrivial atom-field quantum cross-correlations show up in the strong-driving limit.