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On The Number-Phase Uncertainty Relationship For A Laser
Author(s): L. M. Pedrotti; V. Sanders; M. O. Scully
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Paper Abstract

In these notes the number-phase uncertainty relationship satisfied by laser light is derived and found to be very nearly AnAΦ = 1/2. This relation is of interest due to a calculation which relates the deviation of laser light from a minimum uncertainty state to the quantum noise limit on the performance of ring laser gyroscopes.

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Date Published: 4 October 1984
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0487, Physics of Optical Ring Gyros, (4 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943247
Show Author Affiliations
L. M. Pedrotti, University of New Mexico (United States)
V. Sanders, Rockwell Int. A.M.S.O. (United States)
M. O. Scully, Max-PlancK Institut fur QuantenoptiK (West Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0487:
Physics of Optical Ring Gyros
Stephen F. Jacobs; Joseph E. Killpatrick; Virgil E. Sanders; Murray Sargent; Marlan O. Scully; James H. Simpson, Editor(s)

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