Vacuum Fluctuations and Spontaneous Emission in Quantum Optics Academic Article uri icon


  • Several quantum optics problems in which spontaneous emission and/or vacuum fluctuations play an important role are discussed. These include the spontaneous decay of an atom and the damping of the field in a cavity (both in the presence of ordinary and `squeezed' vacuum), the correlated (spontaneous) emission laser or CEL, and quantum beats in V- and -type three-level atoms. 1988 IOP Publishing Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Physica Scripta

author list (cited authors)

  • Gea-Banacloche, J., Scully, M. O., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Gea-Banacloche, J||Scully, MO||Zubairy, MS

publication date

  • January 1988