The Dynamical Generation of Macroscopic Coherent Light

  • Reinhard Honegger
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 258)


In quantum optics for the theory of the laser commonly only are calculated photon rate equations and the coherence properties of the emitted light are only discussed by the mean and mean-square photon numbers in the single mode approach of the quantized electromagnetic field. In terms of operator algebraic quantum statistical mechanics the present work gives a detailed microscopic description how the coherent laser light is generated during the time evolution in dependence upon the macroscopic preparation of the radiating atoms or molecules. For this we study the extended Dicke model, a very large system of (infinitely many) two-level atoms interacting with the radiation field quantized in the whole euclidean space R3.


Coherent State Density Operator Atomic System Coherence Property Strong Operator Topology 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Honegger
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTübingenGermany

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