Observation of oscillatory energy exchange in a coupled-atom’cavity system

Author :R. J. Brecha, L. A. Orozco, M. G. Raizen, Min Xiao, and H. J. Kimble
Publication :Journal of Optical Society of America B
Volume :12
Number :12
Pages :2329-2339
Year :1995

Observations of the oscillatory exchange of excitation between N two-state atoms and a single mode of a highfinesse
optical cavity are reported in a regime of weak-field excitation and of comparable atomic and cavity
damping rates. The observed frequencies of oscillation, approximately given by g
N, where g is the singlephoton
Rabi frequency, are in reasonable agreement with theoretical predictions.