Role of inhomogeneous broadening in lasing without inversion in ladder systems. Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the effect of Doppler broadening on the inversionless gain that can be realized in a ladder configuration. The gain is calculated when the strong coherent pump and the weak probe are either copropagating or counterpropagating. The results indicate that the counterpropagating situation is the optimal one for obtaining maximum amplification, since for identical Doppler broadening, the counterpropagating geometry yields higher amplification than the copropagating geometry. The effect of Doppler broadening on electromagnetically induced transparency in the same atomic system is also briefly discussed. 1996 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A

author list (cited authors)

  • Vemuri, G., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 46

complete list of authors

  • Vemuri, G||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • February 1996