Manipulation of spontaneous emission by 2 pulses Academic Article uri icon


  • The control of the dynamics of atomic decay process by the application of a series of 2 pulses was discussed. The 2 pulse interruption is a unitary evolution and does not lead to the wavefunction collapse. It was found that the system could exhibit slow and fast atomic decay by suitable tailoring of the density of states of the reservoir.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O., Zhu, S. Y., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Scully, MO||Zhu, SY||Zubairy, MS

publication date

  • April 2003