Chapter 5. Optical Bloch Equations

  1. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji,
  2. Jacques Dupont-Roc and
  3. Gilbert Grynberg

Published Online: 10 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617197.ch5

Atom - Photon Interactions: Basic Process and Appilcations

Atom - Photon Interactions: Basic Process and Appilcations

How to Cite

Cohen-Tannoudji, C., Dupont-Roc, J. and Grynberg, G. (1998) Optical Bloch Equations, in Atom - Photon Interactions: Basic Process and Appilcations, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617197.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471293361

Online ISBN: 9783527617197

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Keywords:

  • photon;
  • dimension;
  • monochromatic;
  • spontaneous emission processes;
  • atomic state

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Optical Bloch Equations for a Two-Level Atom

  • Physical Discussion-Differences with Other Evolution Equations

  • First Application-Evolution of Atomic Average Values

  • Properties of the Light Emitted by the Atom