Rydberg atoms two-photon micromaser

  • J. M. Raimond
  • L. Davidovich
  • M. Brune
  • S. Haroche
Invited Lectures Part IV: Quantum Electrodynamics in a Cavity
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 282)


We show that the continuous-wave oscillation of a two-photon maser can be achieved with Rydberg atoms In a superconducting cavity. The maser should operate with only a few photons and a few atoms at a time in the cavity. Theoretical aspects of this new quantum device are presented. We describe briefly an experimental apparatus presently under construction in our Laboratory.


Master Equation Photon Number Rydberg Atom Quantum Device Atomic Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Raimond
    • 1
  • L. Davidovich
    • 1
  • M. Brune
    • 1
  • S. Haroche
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Hertzienne de I'ENS (unité associée au CNRS U. A. 18)Paris Cedex 05France

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