Counting statistics of collective photon transmissions
Abstract
We theoretically study cooperative effects in the steadystate transmission of photons through a medium of N radiators. Using methods from quantum transport, we find a crossover in scaling from N to N^{2} in the current and to even higher powers of N in the higher cumulants of the photon counting statistics as a function of the tunable source occupation. The effect should be observable for atoms confined within a nanocell with a pumped optical cavity as photon source.
 Publication:

Annals of Physics
 Pub Date:
 October 2011
 DOI:
 10.1016/j.aop.2011.07.008
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1010.4416
 Bibcode:
 2011AnPhy.326.2827V
 Keywords:

 Quantum Physics;
 Condensed Matter  Quantum Gases
 EPrint:
 extended results, 9 pages, 2 figures, to appear in Annals of Physics