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Collective quantum beats from distant multilevel emitters

Abstract

We analyze the dynamics of quantum beats in a system of two V-type three-level atoms coupled to a waveguide. We show that quantum beats can be collectively enhanced or suppressed, akin to Dicke super- and subradiance, depending on the interatomic separation and the initial correlations between the atoms. In particular, the interference properties of the collective beats are determined by the distance between the atoms modulo the beat wavelength. We study the collective atomic and field dynamics, illustrating a crossover from a Markovian to a non-Markovian regime as the atomic separation becomes sufficiently large to bring memory effects of the electromagnetic environment into consideration. In such a non-Markovian regime, collective quantum beats can be enhanced beyond the Markovian limit as a result of retardation effects. Our results demonstrate the rich interplay between multilevel and multiatom quantum interference effects arising in a system of distant quantum emitters.

Publication Details

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Publication Type
Journal Article
Year of Publication
2023
Journal
Physical Review A
Volume
107
Issue
1
Date Published
01/2023
Publisher
American Physical Society (APS)
ISSN
2469-9926, 2469-9934

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