Altered branching ratios and relaxation oscillations in superfluorescent cascades
W. A. Molander and C. R. Stroud, Jr.
J. Phys. B 15, 2109 (1982).
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A non-linear rate equation describing superfluorescence in many-level
systems is presented. It is shown that when a large atomic population is
excited into Rydberg levels the cascade back to lower levels by cooperative
spontaneous emission leads to a number of new effects including "trapping"
of population in excited states, alteration of branching ratios, truncation
of superfluorescent pulses and multiple pulsing of a single transaction.
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