Line narrowing in a symmetry broken laser Academic Article uri icon


  • The power spectral density of a laser subjected to a symmetry breaking injected signal is calculated via the quantum noise operator approach. The resulting spectrum is sharpened in a manner reminiscent of the line narrowing which occurs in the Lamb-Mssbauer effect. It is further noted that these considerations are potentially of interest in producing high intensity fields in small focal volumes. 1975.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Chow, W. W., Scully, M. O., & Van Stryland, E. W.

citation count

  • 60

complete list of authors

  • Chow, Weng W||Scully, Marlan O||Van Stryland, Eric W

publication date

  • September 1975