Back-reaction effects of quantum vacuum in cavity quantum electrodynamics

I. Carusotto, S. De Liberato, D. Gerace, C. Ciuti
2012 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
We theoretically study an optical system in which the back-reaction of quantum vacuum manifests itself as a sizable suppression of the absorption by a three-level emitter embedded in an optical cavity. A theoretical model including the anti-rotating-wave terms of the light-matter interaction Hamiltonian is developed to describe the conversion of zero-point fluctuations into observable radiation, as well as the back-reaction of the quantum vacuum onto the emitter.
doi:10.1103/physreva.85.023805 fatcat:3pfckwe5yragdnpykl53r3orf4