Jul 13 – 15, 2022
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
America/Toronto timezone

Collective effects when photons interact with many atoms

Jul 14, 2022, 2:40 PM
Theatre (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)


Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Francis Robicheaux (Purdue University)


Atoms separated by distances comparable to or less than the wavelength of a photon for a dipole allowed transition can manifest collective effects. These effects can be apparent in the radiative lifetime of an excited state, how the atoms recoil when a photon is emitted, the transmission/reflectivity of an atomic cloud, etc. This talk will describe some of these processes and the theoretical machinery used to model them. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. 2109987-PHY.

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