Spectroscopic characteristics of a microwave cavity at - TU-MRS




E.I. Baibekov

Kazan Federal University, 420008, Kazan, Russian Federation edbaibek@gmail.com

We consider an ensemble of a large number N of non-interacting spins s

1 2 coupled to a single mode of electromagnetic field in an ideal microwave cavity. The system is described by Tavis-Cummings Hamiltonian [1],


  p

 

S s z

 

 bS

 b S

, where b

( b ) is photon creation (annihilation) operator, S and S z

are collective spin operators. Supposing that the photon number is << N , one can obtain the corresponding energy spectra either numerically (for N ~ 10 ) or analytically. In the latter case, the spin ensemble must be very close to its highest polarization state, i.e. S z

 

N 2 . If the spins are under thermal equilibrium, this corresponds to zero temperature. It is known [2] that emission spectrum of the cavity at resonance (

 p

  s

) consists of a single line at frequency

 p

split by a gap of 2

N (Rabi splitting).

If the spins belong to paramagnetic atoms distributed in a solid, the zero-temperature approximation is inadequate even for T of a few Kelvin. In the present work we develop a generalized calculation scheme and obtain the cavity emission spectrum for low polarization states. We calculate the lineshapes and obtain the generalized Rabi splitting of 2

2 S z

, where



S z

denotes temperature average. We show that the splitting remains under condition

N 2 , i.e. for a wide temperature range when N


1 . At higher T , the lines gradually merge into one. The obtained results corroborate recent observations of Rabi splitting in magnetically coupled spin-photon system [3].

This work was supported by RFBR (Grant no. 12-02-31336) and by Dynasty



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2. J.J. Sanchez-Mondragon, N.B. Narozhny, J.H. Eberly, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51 , 550 (1983).

3. I. Chiorescu, N. Groll, S. Bertaina, T. Mori, S. Miyashita, Phys. Rev. B 82 , 024413 (2010).