Nonadiabatic linewidth of a Lambda -type noninversion laser. Academic Article uri icon


  • The linewidth of a -type noninversion laser is calculated on the basis of a c-number Langevin approach in lowest order of the laser field. It is shown that the system behaves in general that is, also in the good-cavity limit nonadiabatically. In the nonadiabatic regime a substantial deviation of the laser linewidth from the Schawlow-Townes formula is found and a simple interpretation is given. 1994 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A

author list (cited authors)

  • Fleischhauer, M., Rathe, U., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Fleischhauer, M||Rathe, U||Scully, MO

publication date

  • August 1994