Lasing without inversion: a dream come true Conference Paper uri icon


  • Two experiments in which laser oscillation without population inversion was obtained for the first time are reported. Analytical solutions are presented to elucidate the principles of the experiments. Numerical simulations and experimental results in a Rb vapor cell and a Na atomic beam for the gain profile are compared.

name of conference

  • International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics

published proceedings

  • SPIE Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Nikonov, D. E., Scully, M. O., Lukin, M. D., Fry, E. S., Hollberg, L. W., Padmbandu, G. G., Welch, G. R., & Zibrov, A. S

complete list of authors

  • Nikonov, Dmitri E||Scully, Marlan O||Lukin, Mikhail D||Fry, Edward S||Hollberg, Leo W||Padmbandu, GG||Welch, George R||Zibrov, Alexander S

publication date

  • January 1, 1996 11:11 AM