Rotating-Wave Approximation and Spontaneous Emission Academic Article uri icon


  • This is an addendum to the author's previous paper [Phys. Rev. A 4, 1778 (1971)], where master equations describing the spontaneous emission from a collection of identical two-level atoms and oscillators were derived without the use of rotating-wave approximation. However, the terms corresponding to the frequency shifts were not adequately included. Here such terms are properly treated and the appropriate master equation is given. Explicit form of the frequency-shift terms is also given. 1973 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 37

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • March 1973