Accession Number:

AD0734659

Title:

Quasiparticle Excitations and Photon Pairing in a Radiating Gas.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Values of both atomic and photon quasiparticle excitation energies and lifetimes are calculated for the model of a dilute gas of two-level atoms interacting with the electromagnetic modes of a macroscopic enclosure. Interactions both linear and quadratic in the magnetic vector potential are included. Failure to make the rotating wave approximation leads directly to pairing in the system, hole-electron pairing in the atoms, photon-photon pairing in the electromagnetic modes. The pairing properties of the ground state of the interacting system are exhibited explicitly. First-and second-order intensity correlation functions are calculated for the ground state. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE