Tunneling and transversal of ultracold atoms through vacuum-induced potentials Academic Article uri icon


  • The propagation of a Gaussian wave packet of an excited two-level atom through a high-quality cavity that is initially empty was addressed. It was found that tunneling time depends on the coherent addition of transmission amplitudes through a barrier and a well.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Arun, R., & Agarwal, G. S.

complete list of authors

  • Arun, R||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • December 2001