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Comment on "Resonance-fluorescence and absorption spectra of a two-level atom driven by a strong bichromatic field"

David L. Aronstein, Ryan S. Bennink, Robert W. Boyd, and C. R. Stroud, Jr.

Phys. Rev. A 65, 067401 (2002).


We identify discrepancies between two published predictions of the resonance fluorescence from a two-level atom driven by a strong bichromatic field [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 1163 (1991) and Phys. Rev. A 48, 3092 (1993)]. These discrepancies are shown to arise from subtleties in extracting the time-averaged resonance fluorescence from the expansions used to solve the optical Bloch equations. We construct a solution to these equations that corrects the results of the latter reference and reconciles the two predictions.


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