Experimental Demonstration of Laser Oscillation without Population Inversion via Quantum Interference in Rb. Academic Article uri icon


  • Laser oscillation without population inversion is demonstrated experimentally in a V-type atomic configuration within the D1 andD2 lines of Rb vapor. It is shown that the effect is due to the atomic interference. The experimental results, as first predicted by careful theoretical analysis, are in a good agreement with detailed calculations. 1995 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Zibrov, A. S., Lukin, M. D., Nikonov, D. E., Hollberg, L., Scully, M. O., Velichansky, V. L., & Robinson, H. G.

citation count

  • 498

complete list of authors

  • Zibrov, AS||Lukin, MD||Nikonov, DE||Hollberg, L||Scully, MO||Velichansky, VL||Robinson, HG

publication date

  • August 1995