Accession Number : ADA130277

Title :   Resonance Fluorescence of a Two-Level Atom Near a Metal Surface.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Huang,Xi-yi ; Lin,Jui-teng ; George,Thomas F

PDF Url : ADA130277

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A derivation of surface-dressed optical Bloch equations, involving a treatment of surface-reflected photons and a surface plasmon resonance, is presented for a collision-damped tow-level atom near or adsorbed on a metal surface. Effects of the laser bandwidth are included by means of a phase-diffusion model for the driving field. In the weak-field or large detuning limit, the population inversion and resonance fluorescence spectrum are obtained and analytically. These quantities along with the surface-induced phase-decay constant of the adatom show strong oscillatory behavior as a function of the adatom-surface distance.

Descriptors :   *Surface chemistry, *Particle collisions, *Fluorescence, *Resonance, Atomic energy levels, Metals, Photoluminescence, Power spectra, Lasers, Bandwidth, Oscillation, Mathematical analysis

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE