Laserlike and atomlike regimes in a one-atom laser

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Article number053814
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume78
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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