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Laserlike and atomlike regimes in a one-atom laser

Boozer, A. D. (2008) Laserlike and atomlike regimes in a one-atom laser. Physical Review A, 78 (5). Art. No. 053814. ISSN 1050-2947. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.78.053814.

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We consider a three-level model of a one-atom laser, and show that there are two limiting regimes of parameter space, one in which the system behaves like a conventional laser and one in which the system exhibits novel quantum properties. We show that in the first limiting regime, the model can be approximated by semiclassical laser theory, and in the second limiting regime the model can be approximated as an effective two-level atom. We also perform numerical simulations that confirm the limiting behaviors predicted by these approximate descriptions.

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Additional Information:© 2008 The American Physical Society. (Received 19 September 2008; published 10 November 2008) The author would like to thank A. Boca for preparing the graphs. This research was supported by the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, and the Disruptive Technology Office of the Department of National Intelligence.
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Subject Keywords:atom-photon collisions; laser theory; quantum optics
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