Theory of the holographic laser: Correlated emission in a ring cavity. Academic Article uri icon


  • We consider a ring laser whose counterpropagating modes are coupled by a spatial modulation in the gain medium. We derive a nonlinear Fokker-Planck equation for these modes. In this way we show that the diffusion coefficient of the relative phase angle may vanish in both linear and nonlinear theory. 1987 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A Gen Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • Krause, J., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Krause, J||Scully, MO

publication date

  • August 1987