Quantum theory of the mazer. II. 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.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Lffler, M., Meyer, G. M., Schrder, M., Scully, M. O., & Walther, H.

citation count

  • 71

complete list of authors

  • Löffler, Markus||Meyer, Georg M||Schröder, Michael||Scully, Marlan O||Walther, Herbert

publication date

  • November 1997