Collective lamb shift in single photon Dicke superradiance. Academic Article uri icon


  • The collective Lamb shift and associated radiative decay of a large cloud of radius R containing N atoms uniformly excited by one photon of wavelength lambda is analyzed. It is shown that the time evolution of the symmetric state prepared by single photon absorption in the limit R>>lambda is similar to that encountered in the Dicke limit of small sample (R<

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 239

complete list of authors

  • Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • April 2009