Turbulence and 1/f Noise in Quantum Optics

  • F. T. Arecchi
Conference paper


An exciting chapter of physics has been the study of fluctuations and coherence in lasers: how atoms or molecules, rather than radiating e.m. fields independently, decide to “cooperate” to a single coherent field; then, for still higher excitation, how and why they organize in a complex pattern of space and time domains, with small correlations with one another (optical turbulence). Here we discuss these new features of quantum optical systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. T. Arecchi
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  1. 1.Università di FirenzeFirenzeItalia

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