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The Laser-Phase Transition Analogy — Recent Developments

  • Marlan O. Scully
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Abstract

Considerations involving the analogies between phase transitions in ferromagnets, superfluids and superconductors have emphasized the similarities between these systems near their critical temperatures [1]. For example, the order parameter varies near the critical temperature as η ∿ εβ, where β is a simple number (1/2 for a mean field theory) while η and ε are defined in table 1.

Keywords

Critical Temperature Laser Cavity Laser Analysis Enrico Fermi Thermodynamic Phase Transition 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marlan O. Scully
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  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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