vacuum Rabi oscillation

vacuum Rabi oscillation

[¦vak·yəm ¦rä·bē ‚äs·ə′lā·shən]
(atomic physics)
A process in which an excited atom placed in a very small cavity emits a photon much more quickly than it would in free space if the cavity is resonant with the radiation emitted by the photon.
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Among the implementation of hardware design for quantum computing such as cavity QED, ion trap, nuclear magnetic resonance, quantum dots, and superconducting systems [1], cavity QED is one of the most promising schemes because the basic interaction within cavity QED is the vacuum Rabi oscillation and the strong coupling of cavity field and atom allows atom-photon system to maintain good quantum coherence within the time scale of the kinetic characteristics.
The excited atoms will periodically release and absorb photons with a certain frequency, a phenomenon known as vacuum Rabi oscillations [7].