The Correlated Spontaneous Emission Laser: Theory and Recent Developments

  • M. Orszag
  • J. Bergou
  • W. Schleich
  • M. O. Scully
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 190)


As originally conceived a correlated spontaneous emission laser showed quenching of spontaneous emission quantum fluctuations in the relative phase angle of a two mode laser. It has been shown by several approaches (e.g. quantum noise operator, Fokker-Planck equation, etc.) that such devices can, in principle, have vanishing noise in this relative phase angle. A geometric pictorial analysis along these lines has been given and provides a simple intuitive explanation for this quantum noise quenching which has also been supported by recent experimental investigations.


Relative Phase Detection Scheme Shot Noise Quantum Noise Free Electron Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Orszag
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Bergou
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Schleich
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. O. Scully
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Studies and Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck Institut für QuantenoptikGarching bei MünchenW. Germany

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