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Calculated enhancement for intracavity spectroscopy with a single-mode laser

Kimble, H. J. (1980) Calculated enhancement for intracavity spectroscopy with a single-mode laser. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 16 (4). pp. 455-461. ISSN 0018-9197. doi:10.1109/JQE.1980.1070507.

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A semiclassical description of the laser is employed to calculate the change in laser intensity due to the small perturbation of an absorbing medium within the laser cavity. The laser is assumed to be operating in a single-mode near its threshold of oscillation. An expression is derived for the enhancement in detection sensitivity of laser intracavity absorption measurements over conventional absorption measurements and estimates of detection sensitivity are given.

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Additional Information:© 1980 IEEE. Manuscript received July 5,1979; revised November 2, 1979.
Subject Keywords:Absorption ; Atom lasers ; Frequency ; Gas lasers ; Laser modes ; Laser theory ; Laser transitions ; Physics ; Spectroscopy ; Spontaneous emission
Issue or Number:4
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Official Citation:Kimble, H.; , "Calculated enhancement for intracavity spectroscopy with a single-mode laser," Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of , vol.16, no.4, pp. 455- 461, Apr 1980 doi: 10.1109/JQE.1980.1070507 URL:
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