Nonlinear Behavior and Trapped Dynamics in the Micromaser

  • E. Lazo
  • J. C. Retamal
  • C. Saavedra
Part of the Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems book series (NOPH, volume 1)


We study the semiclassical limit of the quantum dynamics of a micromaser which provides a return map of the intracavity electromagnetic field. We consider atoms injected inside the microwave cavity in a coherent superposition. We found bifurcations, chaos, and transitions between bifurcation sequences in a broad range of the parameter space. In particular, we study the map as a function of the coherence parameter which allows the field to reach chaotic behavior in a lossless cavity. In addition, we propose an experimental setup to detect some nonlinear features of the field by simulating a measurement process of the atomic level populations when the atoms leave the cavity.


Internal Field Semiclassical Limit Coherence Parameter Atomic Coherence Unstable Fixed Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Lazo
    • 1
  • J. C. Retamal
    • 2
  • C. Saavedra
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Física, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de TarapacáAricaChile
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad de SantiagoSantiagoChile

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