The influence of the external classical field on a correlated two-mode of the electromagnetic field interacting with a three-level atom in the structure is studied. A rotation of the atomic basis is used to remove the classical field terms. The time-dependent wave function is obtained by solving the Schrödinger equation. The influence of the classical field on the phenomenon of revival, collapse, squeezing, and marginal atomic distribution are discussed. In our analysis, the cavity field is prepared in the entangled pair coherent states and the atomic system in the upper state. The results showed that the occupation of the atomic level is significantly affected by the addition of the classical field. The presence of the classical field reduces the squeezing intervals and the extreme values of the atomic marginal distribution.

1. Introduction

The effects of the interaction between an atom and a quantized field are fundamental problems in quantum information. Several models have been proposed to describe this interaction, and one of the most famous of these is the Jaynes-Cummings model (JCM) [1]. This model is the most important model in quantum information, where, it is solved exactly using the rotating wave approximation (RWA) and has been experimentally implemented [2]. There are a number of generalizations of the JCM, such as multilevel atom [36], multiphoton transition [7], and multimode field [8].

The multimode in electromagnetic field performs an important role in various quantum optics applications. One of the most important multimode states is the entangled pair coherent states, which represents a correlated two-mode state [9]. There are several papers devoted to using paired coherent states, such as an interaction of the atomic system with a correlated two-mode coherent state that has been discussed [10]. The two two-level atoms interacting with a two-mode field has been studied, where the cavity field is prepared in the squeezed-pair coherent state [11]. Also, the problem of a parameter estimation in a qubit interacting with a two-mode field has been investigated, with the two modes correlated [12]. The effect of two modes of the cavity field on the interaction of a two-level atom in the presence of amplifier terms was studied [13]. The effect of Kerr medium and the temperature on the interaction of two two-level entangled atoms containing two levels with a single-mode quantum electromagnetic field in a cavity via the two-photon degenerate transition was addressed [14].

There are many applications for the interaction of a three-atom with the mechanical effects of a laser field. The atomic aberration of both -type and -type atoms interacting with entangled light waves was investigated [15]. The evolution of temperatures over time below the Doppler limit was predicted when three-level atoms from -type are cooled in a high-quality optical cavity [16]. A study was presented on the placement of three paired atomic traps through the tunnels, which showed an analogy with a three-level -type atom irradiating with two laser beams [17]. The three-level atom diagram has been studied as a candidate for creating artificial measurement capabilities for neutral atoms. In this case, the motion of the center of mass simulates the dynamics of a charged particle in a magnetic field with the appearance of a Lorentz-like force [18].

The study of the effect of the external classical field (ECF) on some physical determinants has attracted the interest of many researchers to study the entanglement between quantum systems. Some nonclassical properties, for example, the revivals and collapses phenomenon (RCP), squeezing phenomenon, quasi-probability distribution, etc., have also been studied in different structures [19]. The influence of ECF on entanglement, RCP, and squeezing phenomenon has been discussed on JCM [20]. Also, the effect of phase damping and ECF on JCM has been discussed [21]. A two-level atom interacting with an N-level atom model has been studied in the presence of ECF [22]. The effect of ECF and nonlinear medium on the two-level atom interacting with an electromagnetic field has been discussed [23]. Also, the effect of ECF on the geometric phase and squeezing phenomenon of two two-level atoms interacting with N-level atom has been illustrated [24]. Finally, the effects of ECF and the detuning parameter on the RCP, squeezing phenomenon, atomic Q-function, and atomic Wehrl density for the interaction between SU(1,1) quantum system and a three-level atom have been investigated [25]. The dissipation effect of the external field on deformed two identically atoms was studied [26, 27].

The aim of this work is to study the interaction of a correlated two-mode of electromagnetic field with a three-level atom. Also, it aims to study the effect of ECF on RCP, squeezing phenomenon, and atomic Wehrl density.

This paper is organized as follows: in the following section, the description of the investigated model and its solution are presented. In Section 3, the revivals and collapses phenomenon is discussed. The squeezing phenomenon is studied in Section 4 and Section 5. We discuss the atomic marginal distribution in Section 6. Finally, some brief remarks are given in Section 7. (see Figure 1

2. The Description of the Model and Its Solution

This section presents the effect of ECF on a quantum model containing a cavity-filled field with two correlated modes interacting with a three-level atom in the -configuration. Therefore, the total Hamiltonian describing this model takes the subsequent form [25], where represents the Hamiltonian of the free system, and it can be written as follows:

and are the interaction Hamiltonian, which are given by the following:

The ECF Hamiltonian can be written as follows:where represents the frequency of the field. with represents the atomic frequencies with . The operators and are the boson operators that satisfy the commutation relation, , and . is the coupling constant parameter, and represents the ECF coupling parameter.

Our goal in this paper is to study the influence of ECF on some statistical properties. Hence, we need to solve the Hamiltonian (1).

Firstly, the unitary transformation is introduced to simplify the Hamiltonian (1).where .

By applying the conical transformation into (1) and applying RWA, the transformed Hamiltonian can be written as follows:wherewith

Now, we obtain the interaction picture of the Hamiltonian (7) to find the exact solution of this system.

It can be written as follows:where, represents the detuning parameters, and they are defined as follows:

Assuming that the atom starts from the upper-most state while the field is prepared in the entangled pair coherent states [9], the initial wave state of the system is given by the following:where

The wave function of the whole system (7) at takes the following form:where the coefficients are the probability amplitudes. They satisfy . are obtained by solving the following system of differential equations, which is given by Schrödinger’s equation ,where

By writing in Eqs.(20), (21), and (22), we obtain the following:where

The solution of the third order equation is as follows:where

can be written as a linear combination of as follows:By inserting Eq. (31) in the differential equations (20)–(22) and after some straightforward calculations, are given as follows:where the coefficient depends on the initial condition of the system.

Now, the wave function of system (1) takes the following form:where

The atomic density operator is given as follows:

Some nonclassical properties of the proposed system (1) are discussed in the forthcoming sections, where we can analyze the effect of the ECF in the present system.

3. The Revivals and Collapses Phenomenon

In this section, the effect of ECF on RCP for the Hamiltonian (1) using the definition of the atomic inversion is studied. It is defined as the difference between the atomic levels occupation, which is given as follows:

Atomic inversion is described after defining the parameters . From equations (15) and (16), in the case of resonance, the classical field effect does not appear. That is because , and therefore, the coupling parameter becomes . In Figures 2(a), 3(a), the external field is excluded, and the resonance case is considered. The function is symmetric about the horizontal axis. RCP are frequently realized. The numerical results showed that the atom loses energy during the collapse period and also gains energy during the period of revival. When adding detuning to the cavity (nonresonance case), RCP disappears completely. Moreover, the horizontal axis of symmetry is shifted down. This result confirms that the atom has lost its energy. Therefore, it fluctuates almost around the lower level. Moreover, the maximum values of the oscillations decrease greatly in the nonresonance case, as evident from Figure 2(b). The atom stores energy after the ECF has inserted. Therefore, the axis of symmetry of the function returns about 0 again. It indicates that the existence of the ECF improves the realization of the RCP (see Figure 2(c)). As the ECF effect increases, the amount of energy stored increases, which causes the axis of symmetry to shift upward. Moreover, the atomic inversion fluctuates around the upper level most of the interaction times. RCP is clearly improved by increasing the ECF as observed in Figures 2(d) and 3(b).

Here, the effect of ECF on the occupation of the three-level atom is analyzed. Firstly, by excluding ECF, the third and second levels have same behavior, while the first level is shifted up as seen in the Figure 4(a). In addition to that, RCP is formed in a periodic manner. After the inclusion of ECF, regular oscillations are generated during the periods of collapse. The results also indicate that the first level is not affected, while ECF strongly affects the second and third levels (see Figure 4(b)). The presence of ECF increases energy storage at the level for some periods and reduces energy storage at other periods.

4. Entropy Squeezing

The inequality of the entropic uncertainty inequality for complementary observables is given by [28, 29].where this inequality is achieved only in a prime dimensional Hilbert space.

represent the Shannon information entropics. They are defined as follows:where indicates the probability distribution of the possible outcomes for measurements of the operator.

For a three-level atom, can be written as follows [25, 30]:

Using the inequality (42), will satisfy the inequality.

If we put , we obtain the following:

The fluctuation in the components ( or ) represents squeezing if satisfies the condition [25].

To study and analyze the periods of the entropy squeezing, the conditions mentioned above are used. When we exclude ECF and consider the resonance case, the squeezing intervals are achieved with respect to the first component and never for the second component . Moreover, the squeezing is found during the collapses regions and the beginning and end of revival regions. The absence of the ECF is because the functions and oscillate regularly, as shown in the Figure 5(a). When the nonresonance case is considered, the intervals of squeezing are reduced. The squeezing is generated in both and components alternately, as seen in Figure 5(b). The squeezing with respect to the component disappears upon the insertion of the classical field. Squeezing improves the first component significantly (see Figure 5(c)). Squeezing periods improved and became more pronounced with an increase in the influence of ECF, as observed in Figure 5(d).

5. Atomic Variables Squeezing

Now, we study the atomic variables squeezing. The uncertainty inequality for a three-level atom described by the angular momentum operators , and is written as follows [31]:where , and satisfy the commutation relation .

The expectation values of , and are given using the atomic reduced density matrix (40) in the following forms:

The fluctuations in the component are squeezed if satisfies the following condition:where


This section is devoted to defining the atomic squeezing periods and comparing them with the entropy squeezing. In Figure 6(a), the ECF effect is neglected and the resonance case is considered. Squeezing is achieved by variable and not by . This result completely conforms with the entropy squeezing. Moreover, the squeezing occurs during the intervals of collapse. The intervals of squeezing decrease when the nonresonance case is inserted. It also shows a region of squeezing to the variable . However, considering the nonresonance case leads to a reduction in the squeezing periods, as shown in Figure 6(b). The squeezing improves slightly for the variable after taking ECF into account. This improvement is more pronounced by increasing the influence of the ECF. Therefore, ECF plays an important role in the generating periods of squeezing (see Figures 6(c) and 6(d)).

6. Atomic Marginal Distribution

In this section, we study important nonclassical statistical properties, which is considered a hybrid between classical entropy and quantum mechanics. It is the atomic Wehrl density (AWD). It can be written as follows [32, 33]:where is the atomic Q-function. For a three-level atom, where is the atomic coherent state, which is written as follows:where and indicate the atomic phase parameters. The marginal distribution of Q-function is given by integrating equation (64) over the variables .

The atomic marginal distribution is defined as follows:

Using the aforementioned conditions in the atomic inversion, we neglect the effect of ECF. At the beginning of the interaction , the marginal distribution begins with a peak that turns into a bottom by increasing the angle , followed by an improvement in the distribution until it reaches a peak at . At , the distribution begins with a bottom and then gradually improves until it reaches a peak at , followed by a gradual decrease of the peak until it reaches the bottom at . These phenomena are repeated every as shown in Figure 7(a). The extreme values of the distribution function decrease after adding ECF . The effect of ECF is more obvious when taking , as shown in Figures. 7(b) and 7(c).

7. Conclusion

The influence of ECF is studied on a model describing the interaction of a three-level atom with a cavity filled with a two-mode field of an amplifier type. To obtain a solution to the Schrodinger equation, transformations between the atomic base are used. The effect of the classical field and detuning on atomic inversion, entropy squeezing, atomic variables squeezing, and the atomic marginal distribution are studied. The atom loses energy as a result of the detuning effect and is stationed in the ground states, whereas the atom stores energy as a result of the effect of the ECF on atomic inversion. The atom is in the excited state during most of the interaction period. The influence of ECF is more pronounced when studying occupation for the second and third levels. The intervals of squeezing decrease when the nonresonance case is taken into account. The presence of ECF leads to improvement in the durations of squeezing in both entropy and variance squeezing. Therefore, ECF plays an important role in improving the energy storage of the atom. Squeezing periods improved and became more pronounced with an increase in the influence of ECF. The extreme values of the marginal distribution are reduced by the inclusion of ECF.

Data Availability

The data used in the study are generated from the measures in the article.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


This research was supported by Taif University Researchers, Saudi Arabia Supporting Project Number: TURSP-2020/17, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.