On the dissipative properties of coherent radiation

Nancy Makri, Jiushu Shao

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Abstract

The effects of coherent radiation on a general molecular system are studied by evaluating the influence functional of the field. It is shown that the quantized radiation field is equivalent to a classical driving term plus a dissipative term equivalent to that of the vacuum state. It is thus concluded that the dissipative character of quantized radiation cannot be controlled by adjusting the intensity of the beam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1187-1192
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie
Volume214
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Density Matrix
  • Influence Functional
  • Path Integral
  • Quantized Field
  • Spontaneous Emission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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