Generation of macroscopic superpositions in a micromaser

John J. Slosser, Pierre Meystre, Ewan M Wright

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Abstract

At low temperatures steady-state macroscopic superpositions can be generated in the field of a micromaser pumped by a stream of two-level atoms injected in a coherent superposition of their upper and lower states. The onset of these superpositions resembles a second-order phase transition, with the control parameter being the ratio of the atomic injection rate to the cavity damping rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 1990

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Generation of macroscopic superpositions in a micromaser. / Slosser, John J.; Meystre, Pierre; Wright, Ewan M.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 15, No. 4, 15.02.1990, p. 233-235.

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