dc-field-induced enhancement and inhibition of spontaneous emission in a cavity Academic Article uri icon


  • The control of spontaneous emission in a cavity by the application of a direct current field, was demonstrated. A two-level atom placed in a cavity was considered, and a dc field was injected inside the cavity. It was found that in the presence of a dc field, spontaneous emission could be inhibited significantly in the case of cavities resonant to atomic transition. The results show that the application of the dc field makes the detuning dependent on the field and thus the dc field provides a control of the spontaneous emission.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., & Pathak, P. K.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Pathak, PK

publication date

  • August 2004