Time factorization of the higher-order intensity correlation functions in the theory of resonance fluorescence Academic Article uri icon


  • The intensity correlation functions Tr{(0)s+(t)s+(t+1)s+(t+i=1ni)s-(t+i=1ni)s- (t+1)s-(t)} associated with a two-level atom undergoing Markovian dynamics [s(t) being the spin-1/2 operators for the atom] are shown to factorize in the form f(t)i=1ng(i) with f(t) [g(t)] giving the probability of finding the atom in the excited state when initially it is in the state (0) [ground state]. 1977 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 38

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • February 1977