Very-low-temperature behavior of a micromaser

P. Meystre, G. Rempe, H. Walther

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We show that at very low temperatures the steady-state photon statistics of the micromaser are strongly influenced by the existence of trapping states. The resulting resonances are a true quantum effect resulting from the granulated character of the electromagnetic field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1078-1080
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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