Practical implementation of aCO2-laser-coupled quantum heat engine Academic Article uri icon


  • We show how it is possible to improve the efficiency of a laser system by adding a classical heat engine cycle to the laser's gaseous working media that can recover both thermal and internal waste energy from the gas. Experimental implementation of a pulsed CO2 laser combined with a gas expansion cycle is discussed. 2005 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Hill, A. E., Rostovtsev, Y. V., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Hill, Alan E||Rostovtsev, Yuri V||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • October 2005