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Effect of cooperative atomic interactions on the linewidth of a single-mode laser
Author(s): M. Mardale; Mariana Craiu; Paul E. Sterian
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Paper Abstract

As the laser linewidth arises under the influence of spontaneous emission, it is of considerable interest to find effects that decrease it. In this paper it is considered the effect of cooperative atomic interactions on the linewidth of a single-mode laser. It can be shown by suitably generalizing the Scully-Lamb theory that the cooperative effects tend to decrease the natural linewidth of the laser at high intensities. Considering the interaction of two-two- level atoms with a single-mode quantized field and the effect of cooperative atomic interactions it was obtained an expression for the natural linewidth of the system. Based on the theoretical models we obtain the numerical results for the laser linewidth as a function of the cooperation parameter. We then present a set of graphs by suitably plotting these data and we discuss the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4430, ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432823
Show Author Affiliations
M. Mardale, Univ. Politehnica Bucharest (Romania)
Mariana Craiu, Univ. Politehnica Bucharest (Romania)
Paul E. Sterian, Univ. Politehnica Bucharest (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4430:
ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics

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