Atomic coherence effects within the sodium D1 line: Lasing without inversion via population trapping. Academic Article uri icon


  • Atomic coherence effects within the sodium D1 line are shown to lead to the suppression of optical pumping, to the switching of light on and off when the coherence effects are turned on and off, and especially to lasing without inversion. 1993 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Fry, E. S., Li, X., Nikonov, D., Padmabandu, G. G., Scully, M. O., Smith, A. V., ... Zhu, S. Y.

citation count

  • 242

complete list of authors

  • Fry, ES||Li, X||Nikonov, D||Padmabandu, GG||Scully, MO||Smith, AV||Tittel, FK||Wang, C||Wilkinson, SR||Zhu, SY

publication date

  • May 1993