A Maxwell–Schrödinger solver for quantum optical few-level systems

Published: 1 March 2011| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/p45b6h7bk2.1
Robert Fleischhaker, Jörg Evers


Abstract The msprop program presented in this work is capable of solving the Maxwell–Schrödinger equations for one or several laser fields propagating through a medium of quantum optical few-level systems in one spatial dimension and in time. In particular, it allows to numerically treat systems in which a laser field interacts with the medium with both its electric and magnetic component at the same time. The internal dynamics of the few-level system is modeled by a quantum optical master equation wh... Title of program: msprop Catalogue Id: AEHR_v1_0 Nature of problem We consider a system of quantum optical few-level atoms exposed to several near-resonant continuous-wave or pulsed laser fields. The complexity of the problem arises from the combination of the coherent and incoherent time evolution of the atoms and its dependence on the spatially varying fields. In systems with a coupling to the electric and magnetic field component the simultaneous treatment of both field components poses an additional challenge. Studying the system dynamics requires solving t ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEHR_v1_0; msprop; 10.1016/j.cpc.2010.10.018 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)



Atomic Physics, Computational Physics