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  • Vol. 52, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1962
  • pp: 871–874

Quantum Mechanical Description of Maser Action at Optical Frequencies

YOH-HAN PAO  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 52, Issue 8, pp. 871-874 (1962)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.52.000871


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Abstract

This paper consists of a theoretical discussion of maser action at optical frequencies with emphasis on the differences between stimulated emission and absorption in coherent and incoherent fields. Use is made of a geometrical representation of the equations of motion of the density matrix to illustrate the conditions for continuous-wave operation, amplification, production of large pulses, and for the appearance of relaxation oscillations.

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YOH-HAN PAO, "Quantum Mechanical Description of Maser Action at Optical Frequencies," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 52, 871-874 (1962)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-52-8-871

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