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Ab initio approaches to x-ray cavity QED : From multi-mode theory to nonlinear dynamics of Mössbauer nuclei


Lentrodt,  Dominik
Division Prof. Dr. Christoph H. Keitel, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Lentrodt, D. (2021). Ab initio approaches to x-ray cavity QED: From multi-mode theory to nonlinear dynamics of Mössbauer nuclei. PhD Thesis, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0009-644F-F
In this thesis, a theoretical framework for x-ray cavity QED with Mössbauer nuclei is developed. First,
it is shown how Jaynes-Cummings-like few-mode models for open resonators can be derived from first
principles, which has been an open question in the quantum optics literature. The resulting ab initio
few-mode theory is applied to the x-ray cavity case, generalizing a previous phenomenological model.
In addition, a second orthogonal approach is developed to enable the numerically efficient treatment
of complex cavity geometries. It is shown that one can thereby directly derive a nuclear ensemble
Master equation using Green’s functions to encode the cavity environment. This approach provides
an ab initio quantum theory for the system, which resolves previous discrepancies and allows to semianalytically
calculate cavity-modified nuclear level schemes without the need for a fitting procedure.
On the basis of the two developed theories, multi-mode effects resulting from large losses in leaky
resonators are investigated. A general criterion is introduced to identify and classify such multi-mode
effects, which demonstrates that they are responsible for previously observed signatures in x-ray cavity
experiments and can be harnessed to artificially tune nuclear quantum systems. Further interesting
cusp features in nuclear Fano interference trajectories of x-ray cavities with overlapping modes are
reported. Finally, the gained insights are employed to investigate nonlinear excitation dynamics of
Mössbauer nuclei in the presence of strong x-ray driving fields. The feasibility of inverting nuclear
ensembles at upcoming facilities and the possibility of using focused pulses in combination with x-ray
cavities for intensity boosting is analyzed.