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

R. Jin, D. Boggavarapu, M. Sargent, P. Meystre, H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Scopus citations

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 - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Photon-number correlations near the threshold of microcavity lasers in the weak-coupling regime'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this