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Quantum Theory of the Laser Revisited: An “Exact” Calculation of the off-Diagonal Elements, ρnm

  • L. M. Pedrotti
  • M. O. Scully
  • M. S. Zubairy
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Abstract

In the quantum theory of laser due to Scully and Lamb [1], the calculation of the off-diagonal elements of the reduced density matrix for the field ρnm was based upon the ansatz that pnm, for m−n ≡ K of order 1, could be obtained from the diagonal elements of the density matrix by using the following prescription.

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References

  1. 1.
    M. 0. Scully and W. E. Lamb, Jr., Phys. Rev. 159, 208 (1967).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    M. Sargent, III, M. 0. Scully, and W. E. Lamb, Jr., Laser Physics ( Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., 1974 ), P. 292.Google Scholar
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    Y. K. Wang and W. E. Lamb, Jr., Phys. Rev. A. 8, 866 (1973).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Pedrotti
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. O. Scully
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. S. Zubairy
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Modern Optics Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarching bei MünchenWest Germany

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