Gain and threshold in noninversion lasers Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper we study the influence of the atomic lifetime and Raman field strength on the gain and laser threshold in noninverted atomic systems. Our results show that to obtain a useful gain in such a system, it is necessary to use a sufficiently intense Raman field, atoms with a long lifetime for the lower active levels, and a small cavity loss. 1992.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O., Zhu, S. Y., Narducci, L., & Fearn, H.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Scully, MO||Zhu, SY||Narducci, L||Fearn, H

publication date

  • March 1992