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Abstract #1815

Quantum Perspectives in Radiation Damping: Rabi Nutation & the Onset of Free Induction Decay

James Tropp1

1Global Applied Science Lab, GE Healthcare Technologies, Fremont, CA, United States

The rate of radiation damping in magnetic resonance is investigated by solving the Bloch Kirchoff equations, and also by calculating the Rabi nutation rate via the Jaynes-Cummings formalism of quantum optics. It is found that Rabi nutation accounts for the weak early damping only; and it is noted that stimulated emission may contribute to the stronger damping which develops later.