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Published June 1, 1983 | public
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On the high power limit of the laser linewidth


The quantum mechanical limit of the laser linewidth is shown to imply a residual constant linewidth rather than obey an inverse power dependence as is usually assumed.

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© Copyright 1983 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received September 29, 1982. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. The authors acknowledge useful discussions with S. Margalit.


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