1 March 1991 QED theory of excess spontaneous emission noise
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Proceedings Volume 1376, Laser Noise; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24996
Event: Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1990, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
The results of a quantum-electrodynamical theory of excess spontaneous emission noise in lossy resonators will be presented. The " Petermann K factor" does not enter into the spontaneous emission rate of a single atom in the cavity. The QED theory allows different interpretations of the K factor and we use this fact to justify semiclassical analyses and to provide in one example a simple derivation of K in terms of the amplification of the quantum vacuum field entering the resonator through its mirrors.
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Peter W. Milonni, Peter W. Milonni, } "QED theory of excess spontaneous emission noise", Proc. SPIE 1376, Laser Noise, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24996; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24996
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