Rotating-Wave Approximation and Spontaneous Emission Academic Article uri icon


  • Spontaneous emission from two systems, namely, N identical harmonic oscillators and N identical two-level atoms, is studied without the use of the rotating-wave approximation. Certain new features of spontaneous emission, for instance, the dependence of the radiation rate on the initial dipole moment phase, are discussed. 1971 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 55

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • November 1971