Correlated-emission laser: Phase noise quenching via coherent pumping and the effect of atomic motion. Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that in a three-level system, if the atoms are initially prepared in a coherent superposition of the two upper states, as in Hanle experiments, the spontaneous-emission events from these two states to the lowest one can, under certain conditions, be strongly correlated, with a vanishing diffusion constant for the relative phase. The conditions under which correlated spontaneous emission occurs in a Hanle laser remain essentially unchanged if atomic motion is included. 1988 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A Gen Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • Bergou, J., Orszag, M., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Bergou, J||Orszag, M||Scully, MO

publication date

  • July 1988