Hyperradiance accompanied by nonclassicality Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 American Physical Society. Several recent experiments have reported a variety of new collective behaviors of two atoms in a cavity. An important experimental result was that the back-reaction in a high-quality cavity leads to subradiance rather than superradiance. Further investigation by changing the parameter domain has shown the possibility of hyperradiance. In this paper we present a model of hyperradiance which is based on the idea of vacuum Rabi splittings when the driving field is detuned from the atom or cavity resonance so that it hits one of the dressed states. We show that this hyperradiance is accompanied by significant nonclassicality of the output. Some aspects, but not nonclassicality, of the hyperradiance when the driving field is very weak can be understood semiclassically. Our mechanism of hyperradiance applies to atoms coupled symmetrically to the cavity mode, whereas in the work of M. Pleinert et al. [Optica 4, 779 (2017)10.1364/OPTICA.4.000779] atoms have to be coupled almost asymmetrically to the cavity.

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altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, J., Chang, S., Yang, Y., Zhu, S., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Xu, Jingping||Chang, Shenglong||Yang, Yaping||Zhu, Shiyao||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • July 2017