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Collective Phenomena in Quantum Optics

  • F. T. Arecchi
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 116)

Abstract

One of the recent chapters of physics has been the study of fluctuations and coherence in lasers: how and why 1020 atoms or molecules, rather than radiating e.m. field in a chaotic fashion, decide to “cooperate” to a single coherent field mode; then, for still higher excitation, how and why they organize in a complex pattern (many modes), each per-se highly coherent but with little correlations with one another. Such a “turbulent” stage has a “complexity” today represented by the word “chaos”.

Keywords

Photon Number Laser Threshold Single Mode Laser Solid Gain Average Photon Number 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. T. Arecchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di Ottica and University of FlorenceFirenzeItaly

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