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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1990
  • pp: 233–235

Generation of macroscopic superpositions in a micromaser

John J. Slosser, Pierre Meystre, and Ewan M. Wright  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 233-235 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.000233


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Abstract

At low temperatures steady-state macroscopic superpositions can be generated in the field of a micromaser pumped by a stream of two-level atoms injected in a coherent superposition of their upper and lower states. The onset of these superpositions resembles a second-order phase transition, with the control parameter being the ratio of the atomic injection rate to the cavity damping rate.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 1989
Published: February 15, 1990

Citation
John J. Slosser, Pierre Meystre, and Ewan M. Wright, "Generation of macroscopic superpositions in a micromaser," Opt. Lett. 15, 233-235 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-15-4-233


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