OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • 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


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (416 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

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.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

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

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited