Atomic memory effects in the quantum theory of laser Academic Article uri icon


  • In the quantum noise operator approach to many problems in quantum optics, the noise operator in the equation for the field operator is delta-correlated. This ignores the atomic memory effects. We here extend the theory to include such effects which lead to a spontaneous emission phase diffusion rate which differs from the usual result. 1988.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O., Zubairy, M. S., & Wdkiewicz, K.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Scully, MO||Zubairy, MS||W√≥dkiewicz, K

publication date

  • March 1988