Velocity-dependent spontaneous emission: The strong coupling regime

Pierre Meystre

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We analyze the strong coupling limit of spontaneous emission by an atom moving along the axis of a Fabry-Pérot cavity. The combined effects of the spatial cavity mode structure and of the Doppler shift lead in general to a damped oscillatory behaviour characterized by a large number of Doppler-shifted spectral sidebands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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