Quantum noise reduction via maser memory effects: Theory and applications. Academic Article uri icon


  • In many high-precison laser measurements spontaneous-emission quantum noise determines the ultimate sensitivity. We demonstrate here that when the experimental circumstances restrict us to short measurement times, the spontaneous-emission noise can be substantially reduced by the utilization of long-lived atoms as the masing medium. 1988 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O., Sssmann, G., & Benkert, C.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Scully, MO||Süssmann, G||Benkert, C

publication date

  • March 1988