# Coherence and Quantum Optics: Proceedings of the Third by E. L. Hahn (auth.), Leonard Mandel, Emil Wolf (eds.)

By E. L. Hahn (auth.), Leonard Mandel, Emil Wolf (eds.)

This quantity offers the written types of papers that have been added on the 3rd Rochester convention on Coherence and Quantum Optics, hung on the campus of the collage of Rochester through the 3 days of June 21-23, 1972. The convention used to be a sequel to 2 past conferences dedicated to an identical box of recent physics, that have been additionally held in Rochester in 1960 and in 1966. The scope of the convention was once mostly restrained to uncomplicated seasoned blems within the normal region of optical coherence and quantum optics, and excluded engineering purposes which are good lined via different conferences. nearly 250 scientists from nine international locations participated, such a lot of whom are energetic employees within the box. Alto gether seventy two papers, together with 26 invited papers, have been awarded in 17 classes. The papers dealt customarily with the themes of resonant pulse propagation, lasers, quantum electrodynamics and substitute theories, optical coherence, coherence results in spontaneous emis sion, gentle scattering, optical correlation and fluctuation degree ments, coherent mild interactions and quantum noise. this system was once geared up via a committee inclusive of N. Bloembergen (Harvard collage) J. H. Eberly (University of Rochester) E. L. Hahn (University of California at Berkeley) H. Haken (University of Stuttgart, Germany) M. Lax (City collage of recent York) B. J. Thompson (University of Rochester) L. Mandel (University of Rochester) }J'oint secretaries E.

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Recall that, as recently as 1963, many physicists thought that, because of Dirac's statement, it was fundamentally impossible to observe interference between independently running lasers. And recall the uproar of 1956, when some of our best known theorists would not believe the Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect, because they thought it violated quantum theory. In both cases the experimental facts were accounted for trivially by classical electromagnetic theory, but to some quantum theorists they appeared as astonishing new phenomena, in need of deep and profound explanation.

In the absence of population decay constants Tl, the function r and hence the In will be independent of time. A thorough numerical analysis of r and the I would be of considerable interest. For the present it will suff¥ce to show that a very approximate treatment of these terms permits quite accurate determination of pulse amplitudes. Neglecting the frequency dependence of r and using the Gaussian distribution * g(llw) T2 --e 2/'IT -(T;llw/2)2 (28) COHERENT PULSE PROPAGATION 31 one readily obtains II = r (29) Henceforth r will be treated as a phenomenological constant.

_ (7a) cP 1 ~ = CP* (7b) Equations (7) may be inverted to yield N = l-CPlj! CP-lj! P Q i l+CPlj! (3). It is found that the equations for ¢ and ~ are decoupled; ¢ satisfies the Riccati equation a¢ at = iG¢ + 2i ~w(¢ 2 (9) -1) and ~ satisfies the same equation. One may now employ the usual transformation to convert this Riccati equation to a second-order linear equation. Equation (9) may then be transformed to (10) where the subscripts signify differentiation with respect to t. The new dependent variable W is related to ¢ through the transformations .