Photon-number correlations near the threshold of microcavity lasers in the weak-coupling regime

R. Jin, D. Boggavarapu, M. Sargent, Pierre Meystre, H. M. Gibbs, Galina Khitrova

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Abstract

The quantum-noise properties near the threshold of microcavity lasers are studied theoretically and experimentally in the weak-coupling regime. Computations based on two-level quantum theory show that the microlasers exhibit a high degree of second-order coherence compared with conventional lasers as a result of the suppression of spontaneous emission into nonlasing modes, and that there always exists a finite threshold for these lasers defined by the peak of the photon-number correlation function corresponding to the spontaneous-to-stimulated transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4038-4042
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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Photon-number correlations near the threshold of microcavity lasers in the weak-coupling regime. / Jin, R.; Boggavarapu, D.; Sargent, M.; Meystre, Pierre; Gibbs, H. M.; Khitrova, Galina.

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Jin, R. ; Boggavarapu, D. ; Sargent, M. ; Meystre, Pierre ; Gibbs, H. M. ; Khitrova, Galina. / Photon-number correlations near the threshold of microcavity lasers in the weak-coupling regime. In: Physical Review A. 1994 ; Vol. 49, No. 5. pp. 4038-4042.
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