Quantum theory of laser emission from driven three-level atoms Academic Article uri icon


  • We develop a quantum mechanical theory of a three-level laser driven by a coherent external field following the conventional Scully-Lamb approach. We study both the transient and steady state behaviors of this system and focus, in particular, on the statistical fluctuations of the cavity field. For selected values of the parameters the radiated field shows strong sub-poissonian characteristics. 1992.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Manka, A. S., Keitel, C. H., Zhu, S., Fleischhauer, M., Narducci, L. M., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Manka, AS||Keitel, CH||Zhu, S-Y||Fleischhauer, M||Narducci, LM||Scully, MO

publication date

  • November 1992