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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2779–2781

Field-driven super/subradiant lasing without inversion in three-level ladder scheme

Gennady A. Koganov, Boris Shif, and Reuben Shuker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2779-2781 (2011)

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A model of a superradiant laser comprising of N three-level systems driven by two pumping lasers is considered in semiclassical approximation. Steady-state equations for density matrix elements are solved both analytically and numerically. Various properties of generated light are investigated. It is found that such a laser can exhibit both superradiance, when the intensity scales as N 2 , and subradiance when the intensity does not depend on N. The phase of the laser field is locked to the relative phase of the pumping lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.6630) Lasers and laser optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence
(270.3430) Quantum optics : Laser theory
(270.6630) Quantum optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence

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Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: June 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2011
Published: July 19, 2011

Gennady A. Koganov, Boris Shif, and Reuben Shuker, "Field-driven super/subradiant lasing without inversion in three-level ladder scheme," Opt. Lett. 36, 2779-2781 (2011)

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