Two-photon correlation of radiation emitted by two excited atoms: Detailed analysis of a dicke problem Academic Article uri icon


  • A radiative interaction in a collective two-atom system forms subradiant and superradiant states when the distance between neighboring atoms is less than half a wavelength of resonant radiation. We calculate the G (2) function depending on the atomic separation and detection angle and show that it oscillates with a time delay between two successively emitted photons. These oscillations are the signature of coherent effects due to the periodic emission and absorption of photons by each atom. 2007 MAIK "Nauka/ Interperiodica".

published proceedings

  • Laser Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Raymond Ooi, C. H., Rostovtsev, Y., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Raymond Ooi, CH||Rostovtsev, Y||Scully, MO

publication date

  • July 2007