Phase coherence and decoherence in the correlated-spontaneous-emission laser. Academic Article uri icon


  • The role of atomic phase coherence in various correlated-emisson laser (CEL) schemes is investigated. A CEL scheme is introduced in which coherence is generated by a Raman-type two-photon process. Ideal CEL action, that is, vanishing phase diffusion in the difference phase of two modes, is predicted even in the presence of nonradiative transverse decay in this scheme and in a previously suggested configuration. The results are applicable to the analysis of dephasing collisions between atoms in a gaseous CEL medium. 1995 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A

author list (cited authors)

  • Rathe, U. W., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Rathe, UW||Scully, MO

publication date

  • October 1995