Theory of the quantum-beat laser. Academic Article uri icon


  • A theory of the quantum-beat laser is developed using a general Fokker-Planck approach. An explicit expression for the diffusion coefficient for the relative phase angle of the two modes is derived. It is shown that the diffusion coefficient can vanish under certain conditions. 1987 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A Gen Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 169

complete list of authors

  • Scully, MO||Zubairy, MS

publication date

  • January 1987