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Gain and threshold in noninversion lasers
Author(s): Marlan O. Scully; Shi-Yao Zhu; Lorenzo M. Narducci; Heidi Fearn
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Paper Abstract

The influence of the atomic lifetime and Raman field strength on the gain and laser threshold in noninverted atomic systems is studied. Results show that to achieve 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46782
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Marlan O. Scully, Univ. of New Mexico and Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenopti (United States)
Shi-Yao Zhu, Univ. of New Mexico and Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenopti (United States)
Lorenzo M. Narducci, Univ. of New Mexico and Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenopti (United States)
Heidi Fearn, Univ. of New Mexico and Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenopti (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1497:
Nonlinear Optics and Materials
Cyrus D. Cantrell; Charles M. Bowden, Editor(s)

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