Symmetry breaking and metastable chaos in a coherently driven superradiant system

V. G. Benza, Stephan W Koch

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Abstract

The temporal evolution of the transmitted light field is computed for a high-density gas of two-level atoms, which is externally excited by an amplitude-modulated field in resonance with the atomic transitions. The transmitted field is shown to exhibit a chaotic transient and a cascade through different phase-locked orbits. Due to the asymmetry of these orbits, the field develops a nonzero average value even in the absence of a bias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-183
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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Symmetry breaking and metastable chaos in a coherently driven superradiant system. / Benza, V. G.; Koch, Stephan W.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 35, No. 1, 1987, p. 174-183.

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