Quantum Theory of an Optical Maser. IV. Generalization to Include Finite Temperature and Cavity Detuning Academic Article uri icon


  • The quantum theory of laser behavior developed in the first paper of this series is extended to include finite atomic and cavity temperatures and to include the effects of atomic detuning from the cavity eigenfrequency. The dependence of the photon statistics and the laser line-width on temperature and detuning is given. 1970 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O., Kim, D. M., & Lamb, W. E.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Scully, Marlan O||Kim, Dae M||Lamb, Willis E

publication date

  • December 1970