Monitoring the dipole-dipole interaction via quantum jumps of individual atoms
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The emission characteristics in the fluorescence of two laser-driven dipole-dipole-interacting three-level atoms were analyzed. A correlation of the emission processes was observed in dependence of the dipole-dipole interaction, when the light from both atoms was detected separately. The quantum Monte Carlo simulation of the fluorescence from the two three-level atoms was presented. The detection scheme for the dipole-dipole interaction in the quantum jumps phenomena was proposed, where the two atoms were distinguished to monitor the consequences of the interaction. The dependence of the flip rate on the spatial variation of the dipole-dipole interaction was also studied.