Quantum theory of the mazer .2. Extensions and experimental considerations Academic Article uri icon


  • The quantum theory of the mazer is extended by giving exact analytical solutions for a smooth potential and comparing them with the mesa potential considered earlier. Furthermore, WKB solutions for sinusoidal mode functions are found, leading to interesting features such as a state-changing or state-preserving mirror for atoms. Experimental parameters are taken into account to show that it is in principle possible to realize the mazer experimentally. 1997 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Loffler, M., Meyer, G. M., Schroder, M., Scully, M. O., & Walther, H.

citation count

  • 73

complete list of authors

  • Loffler, M||Meyer, GM||Schroder, M||Scully, MO||Walther, H

publication date

  • November 1997