Noise quenching in lasers and masers by strong coherent pumping. Academic Article uri icon


  • An intense single-mode correlated-spontaneous-emission laser or maser can be realized by driving the active atoms coherently with an injected external field. The scheme involves single-photon transitions unlike the two-photon or quantum-beat correlated-emission lasers that utilize correlations between successive photon-cascade emissions or between simultaneous emissions into modes of the field. Quenching of both the amplitude and phase noise and, in certain cases, squeezing of the amplitude fluctuations are found. 1991 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., Bergou, J. A., Benkert, C., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Bergou, JA||Benkert, C||Scully, MO

publication date

  • June 1991