S.M. Chumakov, A.B. Klimov and C. Saavedra
PHYSICAL REVIEW A 61 (2000)
We study the dynamics of a collection of two-level atoms interacting with a single mode of a quantized field in a dissipative cavity in the dispersive regime. The quantized mode is driven by a classical driving field. The steady-state density matrix is obtained. The influence of the driving field on the quantized driven field and on atomic properties in both the dissipative and the lossless cases is studied. The atomic decoherence time in the dissipative-driven case is obtained. We show that the external driving field strongly suppresses the atomic coherence (in comparison with the dissipative cavity without the driving field).