Symmetry breaking of the two-level atomic response due to field-dependent relaxation Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that the dependence of the relaxation rates on the frequencies of the dressed transitions breaks in general the emission-absorption symmetry of the atomic response. This leads to nonzero resonant refraction index, frequency shift of the driving field maximal absorption, unexpected population inversions both in the dressed and bare states, and a modification of the Mollow spectrum for sufficiently intense fields.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kocharovskaya, O., & Radeonychev, Y. V

complete list of authors

  • Kocharovskaya, O||Radeonychev, YV

publication date

  • January 1996