Quantum-noise quenching in the correlated spontaneous-emission laser as a multiplicative noise process. I. A geometrical argument. Academic Article uri icon


  • We show, via simple geometrical arguments, the quantum-noise quenching in a correlated (spontaneous) emission laser (CEL). This noise quenching is a consequence of the correlation between noise sources which results in a multiplicative noise process. The steady-state distribution for the phase difference between the two electric fields in a CEL is compared and contrasted to that of a standard phase-locked laser. Noise quenching is shown to occur in the case of the CEL via an explicit solution of the Fokker-Planck equation. 1988 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A Gen Phys

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Schleich, W., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 71

complete list of authors

  • Schleich, W||Scully, MO

publication date

  • February 1988