The Heisenberg limit for laser coherence

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Wiseman, HM
Saadatmand, SN
Baker, TJ
Berry, DW
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2019
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Let C be the number of photons in a coherence time. The standard (Schawlow- Townes) result is C = O(μ2), with m the laser cavity photon number. Here we establish the Heisenberg limit: C = O(μ4).

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Proceedings Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, CQO 2019

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© 2019 Optical Society of America. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.

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Atomic, molecular and optical physics

Quantum optics and quantum optomechanics

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Wiseman, HM; Saadatmand, SN; Baker, TJ; Berry, DW, The Heisenberg limit for laser coherence, Proceedings Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, CQO 2019, 2019