Spontaneous Emission in Chaotic Cavities
Abstract
The spontaneous emission rate γ of a twolevel atom inside a chaotic cavity fluctuates strongly from one point to another because of fluctuations in the local density of modes. For a cavity with perfectly conducting walls and an opening containing N wave channels, the distribution of γ is given by P\(γ\)~γ^{N/21}\(γ+γ_{0}\)^{N1}, where γ_{0} is the freespace rate. For small N the most probable value of γ is much smaller than the mean value γ_{0}.
 Publication:

Physical Review Letters
 Pub Date:
 September 1997
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.1841
 arXiv:
 arXiv:chaodyn/9706026
 Bibcode:
 1997PhRvL..79.1841M
 Keywords:

 Nonlinear Sciences  Chaotic Dynamics;
 Condensed Matter  Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect
 EPrint:
 4 pages, RevTeX, 1 figure