Spontaneous emission from an extended wave packet: field correlations

O. Steuernagel, H. Paul

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Utilizing a recently found solution to the problem of a spontaneously radiating atom with an extended center-of-mass wave function [K. Rza̧żewski and W. Żakowicz, J. Phys. B 25, L319 (1992)] it is shown, for nonrelativistic atomic velocities, that the field density matrix is a statistical mixture of parts corresponding to emission from different positions within the wave packet.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2983-5
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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