Exact results on light scattered from atoms pumped by coherent and chaotic fields of arbitrary bandwidth. Academic Article uri icon


  • The dynamical behavior of an atom interacting with a coherent field and a chaotic field is studied. Monte Carlo methods are used to integrate the equations describing the dipole moment, population inversion, and two-time correlation functions. The chaotic field can have a finite correlation time. Numerical results for a wide range of the parameters are given. The results depend sensitively on the ratio of the Rabi frequency and the bandwidth of the chaotic field. It is shown how an intense coherent field can suppress the effects of incoherence. The intensity of fluorescence as a function of detuning exhibits narrowing as the strength of the coherent field increases. 1990 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A

author list (cited authors)

  • Vemuri, G., Roy, R., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Vemuri, G||Roy, R||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • March 1990