Generation of a coherent state of the micromaser field Academic Article uri icon


  • It is found that a coherent state of the cavity field can be generated in a micromaser with injected atoms in a coherent superposition of the upper and lower states. The dependence of the density matrix elements of the field on the number of injected atoms indicates that due to the same initial atomic coherence the emission of separately injected single atoms in the cavity is a cooperative process. 1993 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

published proceedings

  • Foundations of Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Le Kien, F., Scully, M. O., & Walther, H.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Le Kien, Fam||Scully, MO||Walther, H

publication date

  • February 1993