We consider a three-level model of a one-atom laser, and show that there are two limiting regimes of parameter space, one in which the system behaves like a conventional laser and one in which the system exhibits novel quantum properties. We show that in the first limiting regime, the model can be approximated by semiclassical laser theory, and in the second limiting regime the model can be approximated as an effective two-level atom. We also perform numerical simulations that confirm the limiting behaviors predicted by these approximate descriptions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Nov 10 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics