Robb, G.R.M. and Firth, W.J. (2007) Collective atomic recoil lasing with a partially coherent pump. Physical Review Letters, 99 (25). pp. 253601-253604. ISSN 0031-9007Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We investigate the effect of pump phase noise on the collective backscattering of light by a cold, collisionless atomic gas. We show that for a partially coherent pump field, the growth rate of the backscattered field is reduced relative to that for a coherent pump, but the backscattered intensity can be increased. Our results demonstrate that fluctuations and noise can play a counterintuitive role in nonlocally coupled many-body systems.
|Keywords:||physics, Physics, Physics and Astronomy(all)|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Miss Leonie Airley|
|Date Deposited:||09 Aug 2010 15:01|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 11:00|