State reduction and ||n>-state preparation in a high-Q micromaser.
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The long lifetime of photons in a high-Q micromaser cavity is used to generate a |n-state maser field by injecting atoms, one at a time. Every atom is probed for its excitation after leaving the cavity so that the precise number of photons in the field is known. We calculate the probability of obtaining n photons after m atoms have passed the cavity. 1987 The American Physical Society.
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Krause, J., Scully, M. O., & Walther, H.
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Krause, J||Scully, MO||Walther, H