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Quantum-semiclassical transition of optical bistability

András Dombi

(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.