Role of pumping statistics in maser and laser dynamics: Density-matrix approach.
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We discuss in detail the influence that the statistical properties of the pump source have on maser and laser dynamics. We derive a general master equation for the radiation field that is valid for a wide range of different pump mechanisms. If the pump noise is eliminated, we find that the photon number noise in a micromaser and a laser can be significantly reduced below the shot-noise level. In contrast, the phase fluctuations for both maser and laser are unaffected by the noise contribution of the pump. 1989 The American Physical Society.
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Bergou, J., Davidovich, L., Orszag, M., Benkert, C., Hillery, M., & Scully, M. O.
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Bergou, J||Davidovich, L||Orszag, M||Benkert, C||Hillery, M||Scully, MO