We show that at very low temperatures the steady-state photon statistics of the micromaser are strongly influenced by the existence of trapping states. The resulting resonances are a true quantum effect resulting from the granulated character of the electromagnetic field.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 14, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 1988
Published: December 1, 1988
P. Meystre, G. Rempe, and H. Walther, "Very-low-temperature behavior of a micromaser," Opt. Lett. 13, 1078-1080 (1988)