Laser beam amplification resulting from collective atomic recoil


Journal Article

The theory that large laser beam amplification resulting from the coherent driving of the atomic dipole moment is discussed. The coherent driving is expected even when the effects of the atomic recoil are ignored. The amplification occurs over a similar spectral region where large atomic recoil induced gain is predicted. The experiments of Hemmer and Lippi are discussed in light of a possible complex interplay between collective atomic recoil effects.

Cited Authors

  • Gauthier, DJ; Brown, WJ; Gardner, JR; Vilaseca, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 1997

Published In

  • Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (Qels) Technical Digest Series

Volume / Issue

  • 12 /

Start / End Page

  • 110 - 111

Citation Source

  • Scopus