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Laser beam coherence
Author(s): Alexandru Popa
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Paper Abstract

In recent papers we presented a wave model for closed conservative bounded systems, whose behavior is described by the Schrodinger equation. For such a system, the Schrodinger equation is equivalent to the wave equation. The analysis of the wave properties reveals an intrinsic coherence of the electron motions. We approximate the fundamental and metastable states of laser active medium by closed conservative bounded systems. We show that the coherence of the laser radiation could be explained by a transition between these coherent states.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4430, ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432882
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Alexandru Popa, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (Romania)

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

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